One protester and a security personnel were killed in the clash, police said. “The security staff tried to stop them from entering the premises that triggered the clashes,” a police officer in the area said. The plant is owned by Vedanta Limited, an Indian subsidiary of the British-based Vedanta Resources owned by Indian-born billionaire tycoon Anil Agarwal. The latest clashes come less than a year after police opened fire at protesters at Vedanta’s copper smelter plant in southern Tamil Nadu state, killing 13 people. Protesters accused that the smelter plant harmed the environment and the health of those living nearby — claims the company has long denied.
Source: The Express Tribune March 18, 2019 15:56 UTC