The chairperson of the state commission for women of Goa, Vidya Shet, on Monday hit out at the managing editor of the Tehelka magazine, Shoma Chaudhury, in the journalist sexual assault case. She condemned Chaudhury and said that she should be arrested as she has given protection to the accused.
Anti-nuclear activists at Kudankulam have clarified that they have nothing to do with the Tuesday blast in a village in the Kudankulam district of Tamil Nadu. There occurred a blast at a house in the Tsunami Colony, which is 1.5 kms away from Idinthakarai village. There has been a vehement rivalry between two groups belonging to the Koothenkuzhy village over the sea sand mining issue there. When the sand mafia drove many of the people out of Koothenkuzhy, they had taken refuge in the neighbouring villages. When the group in Idinthakarai had tried to make country bombs, the Idinthakarai Village Committee did ask them to leave the village. However, some people had stayed back with their families in the Tsunami Colony doing fishing. Several families chose to stay because of their children’s education and for protection of pregnant women. Some of these men’s misadventure must have resulted in the blast on November 26, 2013.
Mr. Uthayakumar, head of the anti-nuclear People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), his associates Pushparayan, Mukilan and ‘others’ have been booked under different sections of Indian Pemal Code and Explosive Substances Act. They have been booked for offences including culpable homicide not amounting to murder and criminal conspiracy among others.
National Platform Against Water Privatisation (NPAWP)
Vote for Water Campaign launched
NPAWP (Delhi Unit) has launched a Non Political election campaign in Delhi requesting people to vote for water and creating awareness among people how people water was made commodity/business by government to ensure private corporate profits.
A door to door campaign is launched today by NPAWP with it more than 200 volunteers in first phase. The number of volunteers will go upto 500 on 1st and 2nd December. The volunteer will go door to door explain people about their water rights, corruption in water and how they were not supplied water artificially. NPAWP has set up the target to reach 1.5 lakh families through this campaign.
For more details please refer the pamphlet attached with this press release.
Kiran Shaheen, Convener, NPAWP, Delhi State
Sanjay Sharma, National Advisor