In Front of Tamil Nadu Bhawan
At 11 am onwards 15 October (Monday) 2012
Protest Against Koodankulam Nuclear Plant and the Arrest of All India Fact-finding Team by Tamil Nadu Government
Revolutionary Democratic Front strongly condemns the illegal detention and, arrest and slapping of baseless charges on the members of an all-Indian fact finding team to Koodankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu. The members of the team included Varalaxmi (Secretary, Revolutionary Writers’ Association, Andhra Pradesh) Hamid, Secretary, Rayalaseema Karmika Samakhya, Dastagiri, student, Priyadharshini (Democratic Students Union, JNU), Keshavan (CPCL. Tamil Nadu), K. Palanisamy (Anti-imperialist Movement), Jaga
n (Students Uprising Movement for Social Welfare, SUMS), Agradi (Women’s Uprising Movement), Pratima (lawyer, Orissa), Damodar and Arvind (Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan, Jharkhand). The team was detained at Nanguneri in the morning of 12th October, which is 20 km away from Koodankulam and does not even fall under the 144 zone which has been declared within 7 km radius of Koodankulam. Yet the police detained them first for “illegal assembly”. After a daylong detention, at night, the police framed them under baseless yet draconian charges. They have been booked under sections 143, 188, 194(B), 353,362, 506(i), R/W 17(1) Criminal Law Amendment Act. Some of these charges are non-bailable and the CLA Act in particular is a draconian Act. The team members have been taken to Palayamkottai prison, and will be produced in court on Monday.
We condemn in strongest possible terms this fascist tactics of the state to break larger people’s unity with fighting masses. We demand the immediate and unconditional release of the members of the fact-finding team and the students in Coimbatore, while reiterating our larger demand of the scrapping of the nuclear power plant in Koodankulam.
THE PROTEST DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF “TAMIL NADU BHAVAN” IS BEING CALLED TO PROTEST AGAINST THE SAME!
We invite you to participate in the protest