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Home Ministry officials search Udayakumar’s office

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S. P.Udayakumar, Coordinator, National Alliance of Anti-nuclear Movements, Kudankulam
The Hindu Photo Library S. P.Udayakumar, Coordinator, National Alliance of Anti-nuclear Movements, Kudankulam

A two-member team from the Ministry of Home Affairs belonging to the unit that administers the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) conducted a search in the office of the trust managed by the coordinator of People's Movement against Nuclear Energy, S. P. Udayakumar, in Nagercoil on Thursday.

According to official sources, the team entered the office of the South Asian Community Center for Educational Research around 9.30 a.m. at Maniveethi in Esankanvilai on the Nagercoil-Parakkai road.

The trust office functions from the upper floor of his father's house. Only Mr. Udayakumar's wife Meera, their auditor, and Village Administrative Officer of Nagercoil, Nagalingam, were allowed inside the office. The searches went on till 2 p.m.

Mr. Udayakumar's father, Paramarthalingam, told reporters that the raid was conducted with the intention of defaming his son and their family members. He was organising the agitation for the people and the anti-Kudankulam agitation was supported by the people of Idinthakarai.

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Tarakanta... It may also be that the government doubts if there is a
foreign hand involved that is forcing him to stage the protest!

from:  Jacob
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012 at 23:33 IST

Offence is the best form of defence. Whoever done this has done a good job. Likes like Udayakumar cannot be allowed to hold the country to ransom. How dare he is to defy the whole nation including PM? This is too much.

from:  Keerthi Vasan
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012 at 22:24 IST

Why allow these foreign funds to be used for purposes other than flood Tsunami relief works There shopul be a complete ban on religious institutions receiving money I f at all they want to give relief let it com through Government channel. Too much feedom is being enjoyed by these minority institutions

from:  ram
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012 at 21:46 IST

This man should be severely punished for disrupting work at the nuclear site.

from:  krishna
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012 at 21:35 IST

This is actually a shame on the Home Ministry. Democrarcy is being weakened and killed by the Home Ministry Officials.

Every Indian has the right to protest. Congress led UPA government is finding ways to complete the remaining term by putting their nose into silly issues. If such a protest would have happened in any European or US country, the Presient or PM would have visited the site to meet with locals. Only such things won't happen in India. Because our PM has no time to work on our problems. I feel that the PM and his cadres are living on another planet and we citizens live on Earth !

Has anyone seen the Health Minister of India visiting any state ?
Where is the Commerce Minister ? Was he ever in TN ?
Was the Minister of Railways seen in Tamil Nadu ?
There is no Minister for Textiles and no full Ministry for Telecommunications.

What a shame on Govt. This is a disbaled government !
The Hon'ble PM should wake-up to the reality and push for enough reforms.

from:  Chokkalinga Nadar
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012 at 20:46 IST

The raids by the Home Ministry team comes as a belated action. This action should have been taken atleast 3 to 4 months ago. The protesters receiving foriegn funds, cannot be allowed to hold ransom, a nuclear power plant constructed at a huge cost and stalling work at the plant which resulted in huge costs too.

from:  Haroon Rasheed
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012 at 20:02 IST

To all these raiding officials and the one who ordered:

Do you have the guts to raid all corrupt political leaders??

You can only harass simple people, you raiding officials should be
ashamed of yourselves. Listen to your heart before you initiate ac
action, you don't have to do it just because someone ordered it and
you can do it.
what this feeble man would carry in his office other than materials
against N-power? He isn't a terrorist, he fought and fighting in
Gandhi's path.
Pathetic act!

from:  Ponraj
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012 at 19:18 IST

who is Behind “Rural Upliftment Centre” and “Good vision” ???? Using Rs
4.75 lakh what vehicles Mr Udaykumar has Purchased

from:  rajdeep
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012 at 19:04 IST

This only hints towards an utter desperation in the part of the Home Ministry led by P. Chidambaram.

from:  Tarakanta Nayak
Posted on: Mar 29, 2012 at 18:38 IST
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