Sep 14 2013, 9:28am CDT | by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 — Notwithstanding recent measures by the Maharashtra government to resolve pending issues, activists have taken the protests against the 9,900MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant to the international level, an official said Saturday.
"This tour is dedicated to the Jaitapur struggle with a slogan 'Stop Jaitapur - Down with Areva'. It is an effort to gain international support to the Jaitapur struggle and talk to the international anti-nuke community, when this protest is going into a very critical situation," Indulkar said.
Indulkar and other anti-nuke activists from Munster had wide-ranging discussions on the issue and the ongoing protests against JNPP.
"It was nice to know that people here know lots of details about Kudankulam and Jaitapur. We also have a banner signature with people signing banners at the show, and also distributing T shirts with slogans," he said.
The documentary 'High Power', highlights the plight of people staying at Tarapur in neighbouring Thane district, where India's first nuclear plant Tarapur Atomic Power Plant (TAPP), came up nearly five decades ago.
The 27-minute film, made by Indulkar, bagged the coveted 'Yellow Oscar' at Rio-de-Janiero in May this year.
Last week, the Maharashtra government announced a series of proposals for compensation and other demands of the villagers opposing the mega-project by Oct 15.
However, since the past more than three years, it has been facing massive opposition from local villagers, several NGOs, and parties like Shiv Sena.
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