Several non-governmental organisations in Karnataka have criticised Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's recent approval for the operations of Kudankulam nuclear power plant .

The Karnataka Human Rights Organisation, Karnataka Tamil Makkal Iyakkam, Save Tamils Movement and the Periyar Dravida Kazhagam have, in a joint statement, sought withdrawal of the Tamil Nadu Cabinet resolution to give a no objection certificate (NOC) for the plant. The resolution was passed on March 19,.

Other demands of the organisations included withdrawal of armed police and para-military forces surrounding the villages in the vicinity of Kudankulam, revocation of Section 144 clamped on Radhapuram taluk and immediate restoration of essential supplies.

They stressed on the need for an immediate release of arrested “comrades,” lifting the sedition charges slapped against them and to stop inciting violence against the protestors and resume dialogue between them and the government.

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