Friday, March 16, 2012

Indian government denies visa to Fukushima victim Maya Kobayashi

I'm putting this on my blog and using facebook to tell people -- that will reach more people than email circulation,



Probal Dasgupta
Linguistic Research Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203 Barrackpore Trunk Road
Kolkata 700108, India

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 4:07 AM, meher engineer wrote:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Amit Bhaduri <>
Date: Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 1:43 PM
Subject: Fwd: Please circulate: CNDP Statement against Denial of Visa to Fukushima Victim Maya Kobayashi
To: meher engineer <>, Madhu Bhaduri <>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: CNDP India <>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 11:58:27 +0530
Subject: Please circulate: CNDP Statement against Denial of Visa to
Fukushima Victim Maya Kobayashi

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*Statement against Denial of Visa to **Fukushima** Victim Maya Kobayashi*

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*March 08, 2012***

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The Indian Embassy in Japan has denied visa to Maya Kobayashi, a resident
of Fukushima in Japan. World’s first multiple reactor core-failure happened
in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants on March 11 last year. Greenpeace
India had invited Ms. Kobayashi to share her experience with Indian people,
particularly the communities in areas where new reactors are being set up.

While the Government of India is planning massive expansion of nuclear
energy mainly through imported reactors and international nuclear corporate
giants like Areva have no problem in openly communicating with policy
makers, politicians and public at large, it is ridiculous that the
government is denying Indian people from understanding the other part of
the story.

We strongly oppose this undemocratic onslaught on people’s right to know,
organize and communicate. We demand that the visa to Ms. Maya Kobayashi be
reinstated at the earliest.

*For CNDP*

Achin Vanaik

Admiral L. Ramdas

Amarjeet Kaur

N D Jayaprakash

Praful Bidwai

Sukla Sen

Anil Chaudhary


Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP)

A 124/6 Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-16

Telefax: 011-26517814

Web :

Amit Bhaduri


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