On Monday police used teargas shells to disperse the huge crowds of the activists, who were protesting against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in the Tirunelveli district. The protestors who planned a march to KNPP using the sea route were disrupted as they landed on the beaches of the project. They were dispersed by the police using the tear gas, most of them are stuck in waist deep water with no way to go. Many had left by boats. The agitation took a serious turn as the police had imposed section 144 in around the KNPP and closed all entry points.
It is quite chaotic at the moment at the site, say sources and the agitators are pitched in a fierce battle with police who were preventing their protests. KNPP was in turmoil since its inception, but now the agitation seems to be revived with orders for filling fuel are on and shortly the first reactor which has compiled with all formalities should go operational.
The last two days protestors had gathered in large numbers and marched towards the plant and also started protesting against the latest developments. They want the project to be abandoned while the state and central governments are in no mood to do it. Even the courts have given green signal for the project. (With inputs from internet-AW AarKay)