Indian police face fury over shooting deaths of 10 protesters

Indian police face fury over shooting deaths of 10 protesters

Nine people died nearly instantly in police firing.

Police said Tuesday that 12 people had died but later revised the toll.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today claimed that Tamils are being killed as they refused to "bow" to the ideology of the RSS.

The protest was started over pollution concerns caused allegedly by the Vedanta group copper plant.

The company maintains that it adheres to environmental standards and said it was the victim of "false propaganda" about its operations.

Outrage swelled Wednesday over the deaths of 10 protesters at a rally over a copper plant in southern India, after police opened fire on demonstrators in what critics termed "mass murder".

But the actor-turned-politician was booked for violating Section 144, in force in the city since the violence. "People of Thoothukudi should cooperate with police". Tamil Nadu, is a brutal example of state-sponsored terrorism.

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Police said almost 5000 protesters gathered near a local church and insisted on taking out a rally to the district collectorate after they were denied permission to march to the copper smelter plant. Smoke rose from several parts of the city.

It forced cops to take action, including baton charge and firing, and resulted in deaths of some agitators, said the statements, adding that it was done under "unavoidable circumstances".

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. Only that they wanted a cleaner environment?

Vedanta, which produces iron ore, copper, aluminum, zinc and oil, said earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization rose 27 percent to $4.1 billion for the year ended March 31, while revenue rose 33 percent $15.4 billion.

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.

The smelter, operated by an Indian subsidiary of London-based Vedanta Resources, has been repeatedly shut down over pollution complaints and was fined £10m in 2013 for breaching environmental norms and operating without the consent of the state pollution board.

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