Observing Shahid Bhagat Singh Divas on 23 March, more than 250 survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster sat on a day-long fast in support of the Koodankulam struggle against the nuclear power plant. Condemning Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s act of charging Koodankulam protestors with “Sedition,” Bhopal survivors said that Bhagat Singh’s fate would have been no different in independent India than at the hands of the white colonial masters.
NITYANAND JAYARAMAN Activists are a cynical bunch. When a good thing happens, they wonder why.
On August 24, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh issued a well-argued order denying forest clearance to a bauxite mining project by Sterlite Industries, a Vedanta subsidiary.
Five Human Rights Defenders ( including three women ) of Dalit Foundation ( India) arrested and remanded to judicial custody on false charges on India’s 64th Independence Day ( 15th August 2010 ) in Tirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. Henri Tiphagne, Executive Director of People’s Watch has also been identified as an ‘absconding accused’ by the police in the same criminal case.
Staff Reporter, The Hindu, 4 April 2007
CHENNAI: Fish in the Uppanar near the SIPCOT industrial estate at Cuddalore are born with genetic deformity, according to a study conducted by student members of the People’s Union for Civil Liberty.
Continue reading Fish in Uppanar born with genetic deformity, study: waterway polluted by effluents from chemical units
Papri Sri Raman, India News December 3, 2006
As one drives down the East Coast Road from Chennai, towards Kanyakumari, the air becomes rancid past the small town of Cuddalore, about 350 km south. Your nose tells you, something is wrong here.
Continue reading Cuddalore: a Bhopal in Chennai’s backyard