The People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), which spearheads the agitation against the Koodankulam nuclear project, has decided to observe August 15 as Black Day.
In a statement headlined "Why Independence Day is a Black Day", PMANE says:
The UPA government considers Indian life worthless and dispensable by freeing Russia from liability commitment for Koodankulam reactors 1 & 2.
The UPA government signs secret agreements with foreign governments and does not disclose the content to its own citizens and law makers.
The UPA government and its atomic energy department disrespect the Indian Judiciary and act with complete disregard for its opinions and decisions.
The UPA government puts the interests of the United States, Russia, France and Australia ahead of the Indian citizens’ own interests.
The UPA government is trying to prop up foreign economies at the cost of our citizens’ health, wellbeing, food security, natural resources and our progeny.
The UPA government is selling our natural resources to foreigners and turning a blind eye to the rich and powerful people’s plundering of our resources all over the country.
The UPA government uses money power to manipulate the MPs and others as it was demonstrated during the passage of the India-US nuclear deal.
The UPA government does not allow openness, transparency, accountability and popular participation in the decision making processes on crucial national issues.
The UPA government stifles political dissent by maligning dissenters and opposition leaders, undermining their movements and damaging their reputation.
The UPA government is not at all serious about passing anti-corruption legislations or bringing back the black money from abroad.
The UPA government does not respect our rich tradition of democracy, nonviolence and the Gandhian ethos in public life.
The corruption-ridden, anti-Indian, pro-foreign, pro-MNC government of the UPA does not enjoy absolute majority in the Parliament and hence should not be allowed to take crucial national decisions at the fag end of their tenure in power.
The UPA government has lost its credibility, legitimacy, respect and trust among the people of India and it is compromising our independence, sovereignty and the fundamental freedoms.
So the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) commemorates August 15, 2012 as a Black Day. We will hoist black flags on our homes and public places. Please join us in this campaign!
And let us together take our India back!
People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE)
Idinthakarai & P. O. 627 104