19 June-2014, FP: Anti-nuke activist and convener of the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy, SP Udayakumar today sent a legal notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the Intelligence Bureau report that alleged foreign-funded NGOs are having a ‘negative impact’ on India’s economy.
According to a Times Now report, Udayakumar has denied receiving any foreign funds in the legal notice and has also questioned the veracity of the IB report.
On 13 June, the PMANE chief had made it clear at a press conference in Chennai that he would deal with the government legally regarding the report.
“This report affects me personally. I am consulting with my lawyers about safeguarding my dignity and honour and protecting the security interests of me and my family members. I will take IB to legal task,” Udayakumar had said. “When people like us are discredited and dishonoured, the younger generation will not believe in democratic means of opposition and may take to violence.”
The anti-nuclear activist, who has been leading the struggle against the nuclear plant in Kudankulam, also said that he would take the IB to court for jeopardising the safety and security of his family.
The PMANE chief had also expressed surprised that such a sensitive and confidential report was leaked to the media.
“How did this report that was filed by a top intelligence agency in the country and submitted to the topmost authority, the PMO, get leaked? Who leaked this report?” Udayakumar had asked.