Flash point: Kudankulam

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 18:09 IST

The situation in Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the movement against the Kudankulam nuclear project in Tirunelveli district, was under control on Wednesday after three days of protests. On Monday, police opened fire to clear a highway blocked by demonstrators protesting against the country's largest nuclear power project. A fisherman was killed in the police firing. Why are protesters opposed to the nuclear plant? What's the government response to their objections? Click through the gallery to know key facts about the controversy:
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The situation in Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the movement against the Kudankulam nuclear project in Tirunelveli district, was under control on Wednesday after three days of protests. On Monday, police opened fire to clear a highway blocked by demonstrators protesting against the country's largest nuclear power project. A fisherman was killed in the police firing. Why are protesters opposed to the nuclear plant? What's the government response to their objections? Click through the gallery to know key facts about the controversy:

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