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Addabaazi on Thootukudi Violence - A Discussion


Addabaazi on Thootukudi Violence - A Discussion

13 ppl were shot dead in Tuticorin to continue the environmentally degrading yet profitable business of Sterlite company (a subsidiary of Vedanta group)

Many local ppl and workers were protesting against Sterlite copper unit of Vedanta group from many days. They were asking to shut down the copper production as its pollutants are causing health hazards among local ppl and it is also damaging the local soil and waterbed causing loss of crops. In order to curb down the protest, police used brutal force like snipers on the local ppl. In this state-supported action, 13 ppl died due to police firing. A protest which was for a better environment and a hazard free life has been crushed by the state machinery in order to let the Sterlite group continue with the operations at Tuticorin. This clearly shows a clear nexus between the big businesses like Vedanta group and the political class. A very clear support by the state for the benefits of business class is evident here. The government has supported Vedanta group before also by giving free lands and letting them exploit the natural resources at many of its facilities. Be it Congress or BJP, all governments have helped Vedanta group to continue hazardous operations of its plants in past. There is clear evidence also which tells that the Vedanta group gives donations to Congress as well as BJP. In return, these government protects the Vedanta groups profitable yet hazardous businesses. Such heinous nexus among the business groups and government shall be opposed by all.

We at Lamakaan are organising an event for general Discussion on this brutality by the state in Thootukudi (Tuticorin).

You all are requested to be part of this "Addabaazi" and be a part of this discussion.

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