Anti-Sterlite protests: Madras HC directs Tamil Nadu govt to submit videos, intelligence report related to Tuticorin police firing
The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu government to submit all videos related to the police firing and violence during the anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin along with the intelligence report on the prolonged agitation.
Sterlite protests: In 2,445-page report on Thoothukudi police firing, civil society groups accuse officers of arson, stone-pelting
Police firing had killed 13 people at the Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi in May, and the arson and stone-pelting had added to the chaos and violence.
Reporters covering Salem protests held: Will scribes resist Tamil Nadu diktat telling media to fall in line before polls?
It would be tempting to dismiss the Tiruvannamalai episode as a one-off incident but when this instance comes on the back of a similar crackdown on a popular Tamil news channel, one begins to wonder if there is a pattern building up.
Tragic irony of Sterlite protests: Demonstrations in Tuticorin turned violent on 100th day, while plant wasn't even operational
The police firing on protestors campaigning against the Sterlite Industries' copper smelter plant in the southern port town of Thoothukudi in which 13 persons, including a woman and a teenage girl, died, is an outrage Tamil Nadu has not seen in its history.