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Madras High Court stays expansion for Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

Madras High Court stays expansion for Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

Madras High Court stays expansion for Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

Meanwhile, a Madurai bench of Madras High Court has issued a stay order on the construction of a new copper smelter by Sterlite Industries.

Retired Judge Aruna Jagadeesan has been appointed by the Tamil Nadu government to probe police firing during anti-sterlite protest in Thoothukudi on Tuesday in which 11 people had been killed.

A day after 11 protesters were killed in police firing in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that the people were "assassinated" because they refused to ascribe to the principles of RSS.

Demonstrations against the copper plant, one of India's biggest, have been going on for more than three months, with protesters alleging that it is a major source of pollution and risk to fisheries. Environmental activists say the cooper plant is polluting local water resources, allegations the company denied as "false propaganda".

The plant has already been shut for more than 50 days and will remain closed until at least June 6 because the local pollution regulator has said the facility is not complying with environmental rules.

"Truth and reasoning have prevailed", said Fatima Babu, who had petitioned the court. As people marched ahead, breaching the barricades, and entered the Collectorate, the police retaliated and fired at the crowds. The government committed a "Himalayan blunder" by handling the protest with 'guns and teargas shells, ' he said, adding at least a Minister accompanied by the district Collector should have spoken to the agitators.

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Official reports, including information reaching the Tamil Nadu Police in Chennai, said the 10th person injured in police firing succumbed to his injuries late on Tuesday night.

A Vedanta official said a majority of the employees from the copper smelter have been moved out of Thoothukudi to keep them safe.

Shares were down 3.2 percent as of 0500 GMT, after falling as much as 5.50 percent earlier in the session.

"Copper contributes nearly 7-8 percent to the consolidated operating profit and as much as 30 rupees to the share price, therefore it definitely hurts the company's numbers", said Goutam Chakraborty, analyst with Emkay Global.

India consumes close to 1.5 million tonnes of copper a year, of which nearly 50 percent in imported into the country.

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