Finally The Executive Director Of Human Rights Bashed Indian Government For Sterlite Killings !!

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The death toll in police firing at anti-Sterlite plant protestors in Tuticorin rose to 13 on Thursday, as the region continues to witness unrest. The agitators continued to protest at Rajaji Salai after being removed from the secretariat premises and raised slogans against the government.

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The police arrested over 100 people for rioting, setting ablaze and damaging public property, and assaulting police personnel. Cases under IPC sections and the Tamil Nadu Public Property (Prevention of Damage and Loss) Act were registered against them. Of these, as many as 65 were granted bail by a Tuticorin court later in the day.


Normal life was affected in Thoothukudi, with shops closed and people remaining indoors even as the protest against police action spread across the state on Thursday, with demonstrations in districts like Erode, Ramanathapuram and Thiruvarur.

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In Thoothukudi, police have stepped up patrolling to stop people from forming groups in public places while internet connection has been shut in the district and neighbouring areas.


“Many students, youngsters are being thrashed in the protest site. We strongly condemn the inhuman action of the police,” he said.

Though The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has ordered the closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter plant in Thoothukudi, the public questioning about the lost of 13 lives whom killed by the police in the protest. The TNPCB ordered the closure and disconnection of electricity supply under provisions of Section 33A of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and Section 31A of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1971.

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. HRW is headquartered in New York City with offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Los Angels, Moscow, Nairobi, Seoul, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C and Zurich. Kenneth Roth an American attorney who has been the executive director of Human Rights Watch since 1993 made a big statement on Thoothukudi Killings in his twitter page.


And Tamilnadu people’s depression reflected in his statement as well :




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