Besides asking people from various walks of life to commemorate the Hiroshima Day as the 'Nuclear-Free Tamil Nadu', PMANE has decided to request the Russian ambassador in Delhi to give them a copy of the 'secretive Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) signed by New Delhi and Moscow on the liability for the Koodankulam nuclear plants 1 and 2'.
THE STRUGGLE Committee of the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) has decided to commemorate the Hiroshima Day as the “Nuclear-Free Tamil Nadu Day” and has requested various political parties and social movements in Tamil Nadu to organize events all across the state. It has also made an appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu to light lamps or candles in front of their homes on August 6th.
Accordingly, several events are taking place in various parts of Tamil Nadu. Here at Idinthakarai, they have planned a massive public meeting at 4 PM and it will be attended by the people of several villages around Koodankulam. “The meeting will be addressed by several political leaders such as Thol. Thirumavalavan, Ku. Ramakrishnan, Arima Valavan and a few others. At 6 PM we will take out a candle light procession around Idinthakarai to pay our homage to the victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl and Fukushima. There will be a cultural program at the end of the procession,” a press release said.
At this event, the organisation is also launching a postcard campaign requesting the Russian ambassador in India to give them a copy of the secretive Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) signed by New Delhi and Moscow on the liability for the Koodankulam nuclear plants 1 and 2. “Since the Indian government has been refusing to give us a copy, we have decided to ask the Russians for it,” the press release added.