Police Firing at anti-sterlite protesters pre-planned?

23 May, 2018, 20:14 | Author: Anita Tucker
  • A Tamil Nadu police personnel in plainclothes placing himself atop a police bus a few meters away from where people had gathered to hold anti Steralite protest

The protesters had set ablaze the local administrator's office after they were denied permission to hold a rally at the plant.

The plant was also briefly shut in March 2013 after a suspected gas leak left hundreds of local residents struggling to breath and suffering from nausea and throat infections, according to AFP.

"We were forced to fire rubber bullets which unfortunately hit one man in the spine and he died", he added. The order came a day after 11 people were killed as police opened fire at the protesters. ANI said more than 65 people were injured in the clashes.

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Patrick said , "but we have to funnel our students into our schools so we can put eyes on them". "It's like a slap in the face". On Sunday morning, even as residents sought refuge in their churches , the simmering debate was never far away.

Making it clear that the process should be completed before September 23, the judges said that Vedanta should cease the construction of the unit till then. Families of the deceased staged noisy protests at the Thoothukdi government hospital opposing autopsy of the bodies.

Talking to reporters at the airport, the DMK leader reiterated his demand, seeking the resignation of the Chief Minister and ouster of the Tamil Nadu police chief. "Why were automatic weapons used to disperse the crowd and under what law is this permitted?" Rahul Gandhi, leader of the opposition Indian National Congress party, called the incident "state sponsored terrorism".

Taking suo motu cognizance of the incident that claimed 11 lives, the NHRC issued a notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan and Director General of Police (DGP) T.K. Rajendran.

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"The police had to take action under unavoidable circumstances to protect public life and property as the protesters resorted to repeated violence", he said. Palaniswami said in a statement in Chennai that the protesters took out a procession towards the collectorate in defiance of the prohibitory orders clamped in the specific area in Tuticorin.

A spokeswoman for Vedanta Resources said it had witnessed the deaths at the protest "with great sorrow and regret".

On Tuesday, a crowd waving black flags stormed the district government headquarters and an apartment block for Vedanta employees, a company official said, declining to be named for fear of being targeted.

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Tamil Nadu is one of India's most industrialised and prosperous states and similar protests over environmental concerns have turned deadly in the past. "People of Thoothukudi should cooperate with police".

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