Ms Maya Kobayashi, a survivor from Fukushima, Japan, was set to visit India. She was coming here on the first anniversary of the nuclear accident in Fukushima, to share her experience with the communities living close to the proposed nuclear power plant. She was granted a Visa, which was revoked at the last minute.
Ms Maya is one of the five survivors of the nuclear tragedy who visited around a dozen countries, but India is the only country to revoke the visa.
The Indian government is bowing to pressure from the nuclear industry and is trying to hide the risks of nuclear reactors from the public. They want to dilute the Nuclear Liability Act at the cost of our safety. We need to protect this Act.
Check out the above message from Ms Maya Kobayashi and then sign the petition asking the leaders of the opposition parties to stop the dilution of the Nuclear Liability Act.
We need to tell these leaders that our safety comes before the interests of the foreign corporations. This can be done by showing the opposition leaders that people want a strong Nuclear Liability Act.
- Fukushima resident’s visa revoked, The Hindu, March 8, 2012
- Why the Nuclear Liability Rules need to be modified, DNA, December 5, 2011
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