People's organisations, while mourning the death of thousands of Japanese due to the tsunami and the blasts in nuclear power plants in the country, demanded the Indian government to shelve its proposals for nuclear power plants.

A candle light demonstration was held near the Gandhiji statue, in front of the GVMC administrative building here on Tuesday, to mourn the victims of the natural calamity unfolding in Japan. The activists protested against establishment of nuclear power plants in India, including one in Srikakulam district.

The organisations wanted the government to learn a lesson from the Japanese experience. They also reminded everyone of the Bhopal gas tragedy which claimed several lives. In this light, the government must think of averting industrial disasters and look for alternative sources of energy, they said.

Among those attended were K.S. Chalam of Anti-Coastal Corridor Committee, APCLC's T. Sreerama Murthy and Jayanth, V.S. Krishna and Srinivas of HRF, J.V. Satyanarayana Murthy of CPI(M), Lakshmi of POW, K. Padma of Mahila Chetana, Krishnabai of Virasam, S.V. Ramana of Dalita Vimukti, J.V. Ratnam of 100 Months Climate Protection Committee, K.V. Ramana of Jai Bheem Cultural Association and D. Lalitha of Stree Shakti.

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