Published: Wed, May 23, 2018
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Vedanta shares drop 6% after protests in Tamil Nadu

Vedanta shares drop 6% after protests in Tamil Nadu

But before anything else, the government of Tamil Nadu should have the decency to declare an end to the toxic terrorism unleashed by Sterlite and permanently close down the polluting unit.

Also, the government said the temporary restriction was in the interest of maintaining public order and preventing incitement to commission of any offence.

Police near the site of protest in Tuticorin. This loss of lives by gunfire is due to government's inaction and their indifference towards the sentiments of the people.

On Tuesday, a number of demonstrators, under the banner of the Anti-Sterlite Movement, set police and other vehicles ablaze, calling for the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant. It is not me but the victims who are demanding this.

But the actor-turned-politician was booked for violating Section 144, in force in the city since the violence. Tuesday marked day 100 of the protests against the Sterlite plant, with the agitation having begun in February. It is a known fact that the state and central governments have allowed Sterlite to operate with lower-than-required chimney stacks, thereby exposing lakhs of residents to higher levels of toxic pollutants.

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Rajinikanth took to Twitter and wrote in Tamil: "This is a condemnable act, and I'm deeply saddened". As a result, they claim, many of them are facing severe health problems.

The plant has been closed since March, when it shut for maintenance, but it has since been denied an operating license over failure to observe environmental regulations, Reuters reported.

Opposition parties led by the DMK accused the police of "committing murder".

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami defended the police response in a statement, citing "unavoidable circumstances" and blaming the protestors for resorting to "repeated violence".

Gandhi tweeted: "The gunning down by the police of nine people in".

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