Sterlite violence: Video shows policemen taking aim and shooting at protesters
In a sequence of events caught on video, a policeman in a yellow T shirt is standing on top of
the van and firing.
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Illegal detention and torture of people, including many students who took part in the anti-Sterlite protests, and even the general public, were continuing in Thoothukudi, alleged the Madurai-based non-governmental organisation People’s Watch, which is involved in coordinating a people’s inquest on the recent police firingduring protests against Sterlite.
Government accused of unleashing terror on innocent people; probe by sitting HC judge demanded
Political outfits including the Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Kootamaippu, the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and the May 17 Movement took out a procession and held an agitation in the city on Thursday condemning the killing of 12 protesters in Thoothukudi.
Thoothukudi under siege after another death in Sterlite protest
Police beat a protestor demanding closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, May 23. One person was killed during the clash, after police’s open fire killed at least 10 people on May 22, and injured
Thoothukudi continues to be in the grip of fear as a young man was killed in a fresh round of firing by the police on Wednesday, May 23. Visuals of cops dragging his body became viral on social media
CHENNAI: While even in Kashmir only pellet guns were used, why should the Tamil Nadu police use bullets? This is the most common question raised by activists and legal luminaries.
Former judge of the Madras High Court K Chandru said the handling of the protest by the district administration and police highlighted lack of planning on the part of the district administration and also police.
People’s Watch gives detailed account of Tuticorin police cruelty, wants CM to close Sterlite plant
Chennai : People’s Watch, a programme unit of the Centre for Promotion of Social Concerns, wants Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy to issue orders for immediate closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelter Part No 1 and stoppage of construction at the second plant.
The inaction of Chief Minister during the 100-day Tuticorin Sterlite protest resulted in the death of a dozen innocent people and caused heavy damage to properties.
Calling the police firing in Tuticorin on May 22 and 23 a case of “unjustified and unwanted” murder, the final report of the 23-member people’s inquest stated that it was a fallout of the total breakdown of civilian authority.
“Police repression is continuing even today. The Tuticorin police continue the terror regime and people are not allowed to participate in programmes on the police firing,” said retired high court judge D Hariparanthaman after releasing the 260-page report, “The Day Tuticorin Burned,” at a function in Loyola College here on Sunday.