The Kerala Latin Catholic Association has alleged that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is taking the danger posed by the Mullaperiyar dam lightly, putting nearly half-a-crore people in the State under tremendous fear. A statement issued by the Association here demanded that State Ministers camp in central Kerala to address the concerns of the people. The National Secular Conference has accused the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre of trying to appease Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and turning a blind eye to the threat posed by the dam. — Staff Reporter