Kudankulam protest: 1 fisherman killed in police firing

Updated: September 10, 2012 21:09 IST

One fisherman has been killed as police opened fire to control the protesters at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant at Vairavikinaru shore in Tamil Nadu today. The Police opened fire in the evening following day-long clashes in the area between the fishermen and the police force. The police charged at the protestors after they set on fire a house in the area. The protestors also blocked the Tuticorin-Nagercoil highway and tried to stop the Mysore Express train at Tuticorin railway station. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has blamed some foreign NGOs for supporting this movement and said that the government is clear on the issue.

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