against whom the govt has slapped fictitious criminal charges including sedition, by forming layers of human-shield around them.
People have demanded that the planned fuel loading in the reactor must be immediately stopped. They have also demanded prohibitory orders imposed in the entire area for last several months must be revoked, so that people from neighbouring villages could visit them without fear and bring food and water.
Dr. Udayakumar told DiaNuke.org that the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu should address the real issue threatening the people, rather than championing pro-Tamil cause by gimmicks such as sending back Sri Lankan football team etc. He said that the 25,000 people from Idinthakarai and surrounding villages are ready to offer themselves as volunteers to do everything possible to solve the state’s electricity crisis - from facilitating power conservation to helping build renewable plants.
Yesterday, the people refused to have any dialogue with the local administration, demanding positive assurance from the political leadership. The siege will continue today and there will be a meeting in the afternoon to discuss further course of action.”http://www.countercurrents.org/