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India: Further information: Fear for safety of Tamil Nadu protestors

, Index number: ASA 20/009/2012

Fifteen people who are fasting in protest against a nuclear power plant project in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu fear for their safety after thousands of police and paramilitary forces surrounded their coastal village of Idinthakarai. At least 180 people have already been detained in the last two days for their roles in the protest.

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