Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fwd: Three top scientists and the Left caution on deal

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From: V.C.Job
Date: Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: Three top scientists and the Left caution on deal
To: nam <>

Not only the three scientists but also the CPM,CPI and other Left parties are also opposing the deal. The Chineese Government also would like to see that the country is destabilized on this account , however Chineese are not opposing to it as otherwise the energy burdon will fall back on them. The left is unable to see the Chineese logic. So let the deal be abandoned to the great joy for the Left and the three scientists while hundreds of other scientists and the people of India want the deal to go ahead.

The crux of the matter is that we the Left objected to Computerisation, Concrete Mixer, Tractor, Harvesting machine and the whole lot saying that all these are not in the best interest of the nation, still we had all of them, so will be the nuclear issue.


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From: nam <>
Subject: Three top scientists caution on deal
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2008, 11:16 AM

Three top scientists caution on deal  Sandeep Dikshit  NEW DELHI: Three of the country's top nuclear scientists have said that once the nuclear deal is in place, India's commercial nuclear interaction with other countries will be "firmly controlled" by Washington through the Hyde Act enforced through the U.S. "stranglehold" on the Nuclear Suppliers Group.  The scientists — P. K. Iyengar (former chairman, Atomic Energy Commission), A. Gopalakrishnan (former Atomic Energy Regulatory Board chief) and A.N. Prasad (former Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Director — have written a letter of appeal to Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Indo-U.S. civilian nuclear cooperation and pointed out several lacunae in the draft safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  "We are strongly of the opinion that the government should not seek the IAEA Board's approval for the current draft safeguards agreement until its implications are debated more fully within the country and with a group of experts who were not party to the IAEA negotiations," they observed, adding that analysts had convincingly refuted the government's main reason for pushing the deal — energy security to the country.

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