Pushparayan said he does not expect protestors to turn violent. "The protest is in the sea, there is no question of violence. It will be a peaceful protest. We also do not expect much police presence in the sea," he said.
However, around 3,000 policemen have been deployed in the Kudankulam area to prevent any untoward incidents.
Image: Coast guards ride on a boat near the Russian-built Kudankulam Atomic Power Project, background, during a protest at Kudankulam, about 700 kilometers south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.