Chennai: Pushing their anti-nuclear energy stance further, protesters of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant on Wednesday said they would appeal to visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda for not reviving civil nuclear co-operation negotiations with India.

"While you (Japan) yourself are struggling to contain the damages of the Fukushima disaster, you have no moral legitimacy to sell this dangerous technology to other countries.

"Hence we request you not to revive the civil nuclear co-operation negotiations with India," said a letter by the protesters to be sent to the Japanese Consulate on Wednesday.

The appeal letter is being signed by senior citizens in Koodankulam area and it will be sent to Japanese Consulate.

Japan knows better about the ill effects of nuclear power, S P Udayakumar, convenor of People's Movement of Nuclear Energy (PMANE), said.

The letter said Japan must take a lead in saving humanity "from the nuclear menace". "While we (protesters) value our country's socio-economic-political relations with your country, we definitely do not appreciate any civil nuclear cooperation with Japan or anyone else for that matter," it said.

The Japanese Prime Minister arrived in Delhi on Tuesday on a three-day visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday.

Civil nuclear co-operation will be among the major issues of discussion at the summit meeting between Singh and his Japanese counterpart, during which the two sides will also look at ways to enhance trade.

(Agencies)