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Demand the immediate closure of the Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi

Members of People’s Watch who were present at the spot said that Chief Minister’s inaction during the 100 day protest and his gross negligence during the rally resulted in the loss of several lives and left many others grievously injured.

The organisation demanded the immediate closure of the Sterlite Copper plant and sought an enquiry by the National Human Rights Commission as well as the State Human Rights Commission.

It demanded that compensation to the families which lost their kin must be increased to Rs. 20 lakh from the stated Rs. 10 lakh. An immediate order should be issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu to stop police excess in Thoothukudi, said Executive Director of People’s Watch Henri Tiphange.

 

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