Programme against nuclear plant was organised on World Fisheries Day

Cases have been registered against anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) struggle committee convener S.P. Udhayakumar and 2,000 others for trespassing into the premises of the nuclear power project from sea on Monday.

The protesters had announced that the fishermen, as part of the World Fisheries Day observed on November 21, would venture into the sea in the boats and stage demonstration against the KKNPP.

Hoisting black flags in around 600 boats, the protesters, including a number of women from the coastal hamlets of the district, staged demonstration in the sea against the project. While returning to the shores, the protesters entered the dyke, a prohibited area of the KKNPP, and raised slogans.

Sections

The police have registered cases under section 121 IPC (waging or attempting to wage war or abetting waging war against Government of India, 153 (A) IPC (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race and language), 143 of IPC (unlawful assembly), 124 (A) IPC bringing or attempting to bring into hatred or contempt or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards Government of India and Section 447 IPC (criminal trespassing into the prohibited area).