12 Jul 2013 11:19

TIRUNELVELI (Tamil Nadu, India), July 4 (Bernama) -- A woman journalist from Germany and her colleague, who arrived in India to report the agitation against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant near here, have been detained by the local police.

The South Asian Correspondent of a German radio network and her male colleague were on their way to Idinthakarai, the hub of protests against the nuke plant, reports Press Trust of India (PTI).

Local police said they would be allowed to go to the area only after permission from the Deputy inspector general of Police.

The controversial project, dogged by delays since December last year following protests by locals over safety concerns, was given the go ahead by Supreme Court on May 6, which said it is safe and there is no basis to say it would have an adverse impact on the environment and people living nearby. The Apex Court said nuclear plants are the need of the hour and are required for sustained economic development of the country.