Several members of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s hand-picked National Advisory Council (NAC) have asked the government to stop harassing the anti-nuclear activists in Koodankulam.

They are amongst a group of over 50 intellectuals, including historian Romilla Thapar, writer Arundhati Roy, and scientist A. Gopalakrishnan to have signed a statement asking the government to halt its vilification campaign against the people’s movement against the Koodankulam nuclear plant.