Anti-Sterlite Protests In Thoothukudi Leaves 11 Dead: Govt Orders Judicial InquiryMay 23, 2018 09:33
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Anti-Sterlite Protests In Thoothukudi Leaves 11 Dead: Govt Orders Judicial Inquiry:- Tamil Nadu Police resorted to firing along with the lathi charge because of which eleven people lost their lives after people staged protest against the Sterlite's industrial plant in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin). The incident took place on Tuesday and it left the whole nation in deep shock. Citing the pollution the plant has been generating, the locals have been demanding the closure of the plant. With hundreds gathering to protest, cops have been deployed in huge numbers.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced a judicial inquiry about the incident. Superstar Rajinikanth called the incident unfortunate and DMK working president MK Stalin condemned the attack on the people. Several politicians and film celebrities responded on the incident. Kamal Haasan blamed the government asking them to take the responsibility for the incident. Section 144 has been imposed in Thoothukudi and the residents are in plans to intensify the agitation today. Cops have been deployed in huge numbers and the situations turned tensed.
மக்களின் உணர்வுகளை மதிக்காத இந்த அரசின் அலட்சியப்போக்கின் விளைவாக இன்று பொதுமக்கள் சுடப்பட்டு உயிரிழப்புகள் ஏற்பட்டிருப்பது மிகவும் வருந்தத்தக்கது, கண்டிக்கத்தக்கது.நடந்த வன்முறை மற்றும் பொது ஜன உயிரிழப்புகளுக்கு தமிழகஅரசே பொறுப்பு.— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) May 22, 2018
The gunning down by the police of 9 people in the #SterliteProtest in Tamil Nadu, is a brutal example of state sponsored terrorism. These citizens were murdered for protesting against injustice. My thoughts & prayers are with the families of these martyrs and the injured.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 22, 2018
Hon'ble CM-Press Release-Thoothukudi dt sterlite industry-violence-death-Date 22.05.2018 pic.twitter.com/ItkoFoMIZn— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@CMOTamilNadu) May 22, 2018
Opposition party leaders rushing to Tuticorin where 9 anti-sterlite protestors killed in police firing. At least nine more are critical. Opposition leader @mkstalin cancels his other trips to travel to Tuticorin. Govt is yet reveal the actual death toll & info @IndianExpress— Arun Janardhanan (@arunjei) May 22, 2018
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