People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) is organizing a national convention on Anti-Nuclear Movements at Indinthakarai, Tamil Nadu on January 4 and 5, 2014. The struggle continues at Idinthakarai for the 845th day. In the meantime, the election mood is setting in in India. But no political party or 'leader' talks about the nuclear issue and none of them seem to consider it as an important poll issue.
Dr S P Udayakumar of PMANE said, no matter who wins in the next general elections, the new dispensation will certainly continue with the nuke-colonization of India. With a Russian outpost in Koodankulam, a French settlement in Jaitapur, and American joints in Kovvada and Mithi Virdi, our country will look and feel like the colony of a new East India Company.
He warned “We, the citizens of India, may have to behave like the energy slaves of these White and Brown power barons.” He said the convention is organized to convene all the anti-nuclear groups and activists from all over India and discuss the ongoing developments and the upcoming dangers, and devise a national strategy to confront the nuke-colonization of our country and our future.
He said that this will be a strategy-oriented convention rather than a talking-forum and it will focus on national networking and activism. The PMANE Struggle Committee members and the Idinthakarai Village Committee, will host this convention and make arrangements for everyone's room and board, he added.