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With firing incident and loss of lives; Home Min summons report on Toothukudi situation

subsequent protests led to police firing and it became a national debate instantly

A day after nine people were killed and many injured in police firing in the anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu’s Toothukudi, the Union Home Ministry has summoned a report on the incident.

The protests had been against the Sterlite Industries operating a copper smelter in the area.

The subsequent protests led to police firing and it became a national debate instantly.

According to the Ministry, a detailed report has been sought as early as possible.

The Toothukudi protests turned bloody when the police fired at thousands demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run Sterlite Industries.

The demonstrators allegedly mounted an attack on the District Collectorate.

People in Toothukudi have been alleging that the copper smelting plant is polluting the area and leading to severe health problems among the residents.

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