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Civil groups to march to protest nuclearisation of India

Friday March 25, 2011 12:01:34 PM, IANS

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New Delhi: Members from over a dozen civil society groups across the country will march to parliament Friday protesting nuclearisation of India and demanding sustainable alternative forms of energy.

The march under the banner Anti-Nuclear Struggles' Solidarity Forum will begin from Mandi House at noon and end at Jantar Mantar, a short distance from Parliament House on the edge of the posh commercial district of Connaught Place, at 1.30 p.m.

"This protest march is to state our stand that we oppose all forms of nuclearisation of India, including nuclear (fission) power and weaponisation plans and programmes, and to demand an immediate moratorium on all new projects, and a stringent review of existing plants by independent experts," said a member of the Forum.

Environment group Greenpeace will also hand over 70,000 petitions against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear project to the Prime Minister's Office.


 

 

 

 

 

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President of India Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil addressing at the inauguration of the National Festival of Tribal Dances, ‘PRAKRITI’, in New Delhi on March 16, 2011. Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Culture, Kum. Selja, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Kantilal Bhuria and Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Mahadev S. Khandela are also seen.

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