The situation erupted after plant officials announced that enriched uranium fuel would be loaded in the first of the two nuclear reactors around Sep 11.
In this picture, police detain a protester during a protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, in Chennai. The Tamil Nadu needs at least 3000-3500 MW of power to meet existing demand. Government in the wake of the acute power shortages in the state ordered in favour of the commissioning of the plant. (PTI Photo)