Jaitapur Anuveej Prakalpvirodhi Abhiyan - In Solidarity with Jaitapur Struggle
A new phase of the agitation against the Jaitapur Nuclear Power project was launched on 3rd December with mass dharnas in several districts of Maharashtra on the anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster. At Ratnagiri district, more than 500 persons participated in the dharna at Sakhri-Nate. They handed a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister to the District Collector at Ratnagiri demanding the scrapping of the Jaitapur Nuclear Project.
A similar programme was held at Oros, the district headquarter of Sindhudurg district. At Mumbai more than 250 activists gathered at Azad maidan to demand the scrapping of Jaitapur project carrying banners saying "No more Fukushimas "and "No more Bhopals". Protests were also held in other districts like Thane, Pune, Nashik, Solapur, and Yavatmal.
The Bhopal day programme is the first step of the "Fast Breeder Reaction to stop the Jaitapur Project". In the next phase of the agitation demonstrations will spread to several villages in Konkan and several talukas of Maharashtra. In Mumbai it is expected that the protest next month will take place in at least 10 locations simultaneously including several colleges. Thereafter it is planned to take the protest to more locations on February 28th, Science day, in a spreading wave, culminating in a mass protest all over Maharashtra on March 11th, 2012, the anniversary of Fukushima disaster.
Dr. Vivek Monteiro Dr. Sulabha Brahme Prakash Reddy
Arun Velaskar Adwait Pednekar Pravin Nadkar
Madhu Mohite Sanjay Singhvi Sukumar Damle
A. D. Golandaz Ravi Joshi