March 26th, 2012
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We are ready for talks: SP Udayakumar

udayakumarChennai: SP Udayakumar, convener of People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), who is continuing his fast against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, said the protesters were ready for talks with the government.

“We are ready for talks. If we are considered people of this country and if our ahimsa protest is respected, government should talk to us. They should treat us like Indian people,” Mr. Udayakumar, on an indefinite fast since March 12 along with his supporters, told reporters in Idinthakarai near Tirunelveli, the epicentre of the stir against the project.

He expressed regret and pain over the government attempt to “belittling” the protesters by accusing them of having links with Maoists and foreign countries. He said, “Suddenly to describe and portray us as having links with Naxals and as anti-nationals, demeans people who have faith in democracy.”



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