HC Notice to Govt for Withdrawal of Cases against Anti-Nuclear Activists

ASIA--PACIFIC, BRICS, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, JUSTICE, ECONOMICS, KUDANKULAM ANTI-NUCLEAR SATYAGRAHA, INDIA, 24 Jun 2013

The Hindu – TRANSCEND Media Service

The Madras High Court on Tuesday [11 June 2013] ordered issue of notice to Tamil Nadu Government asking why steps were not taken to withdraw cases filed against anti-nuclear activists protesting against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

First Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal and Justice M. Sathyanarayanan, ordered notice to the state government and sought reply within three weeks.

The notice was issued on a petition which sought a direction to the state government to withdraw all criminal cases filed against anti-nuclear activists, who have been protesting against the Indo-Russian project in Tirunelveli District.

The petition referred to the Supreme Court’s direction to the state government to withdraw all criminal cases against the protestors.

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