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Anti-Sterlite protests highlights: 13 people killed and vehicles worth Rs 1.27 crore burnt, say police

DMK working president MK Stalin and actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan will skip HD Kumaraswamy's swearing-in to visit Tuticorin.

  • May 24, 07:12 PM (IST)
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    Anti-Sterlite protests: Madras HC declines to modify order on preservation of bodies

    The Madras High Court on Thursday declined to modify its order directing the Tamil Nadu government to preserve until further orders the bodies of those killed during the anti-Sterlite protest at Tuticorin on May 22. 

    A vacation bench of justices T Ravindran and P Velmurugan rejected the state government's plea for modifying the court's order and directed it to file its counter by May 30. The government submitted no purpose would be served in preserving the bodies and cited opinion of experts that in case of injuries on bodies, it would lead to rapid decomposition even in cold storage. Such cases of mass preservation would accelerate decomposition, the government said.

    In his petition filed on behalf of the Home Secretary, the DGP, the district collector and the SP of Tuticorin, M Murugan, joint secretary Home (Strictly Confidential) department, submitted that a team of government doctors has already conducted and completed the post-mortem of two bodies. (PTI)

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    "Want to ask the PM, is the Tamil Nadu CM fit to continue? This is another kind of fitness challenge that we throw it to the Prime Minister," Singhvi said. 

  • May 24, 04:32 PM (IST)

    "After clear proof of shooting and killings, not a single suspension has happened just transfers," Singhvi said. 

  • May 24, 04:31 PM (IST)

    "Has anybody found out which officer was responsible to readily accept this project when it shifted from Maharashtra," Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said.

  • May 24, 04:30 PM (IST)

    "Why did the Govt reverse the Congress decision that no clearance will be given to industries in such zones where there is a clear chance of environment hazards," Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said.

  • May 24, 04:18 PM (IST)

    The electricity supply to Sterlite Industries has been cut off: Gagandeep Singh Bedi, government monitoring officer told ANI. 

  • May 24, 04:00 PM (IST)

    "65 people have been arrested and remanded for indulging in violence during the Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi. Another 68 people have been arrested and will be produced in front of the magistrate for causing damage to public property and indulging in violence," Sandeep Nanduri, Collector said.

  • May 24, 04:00 PM (IST)

    Supreme Court lawyer GS Mani, has filed a writ petition in the Court seeking registration of FIR and investigation by the CBI against Thoothukudi Collector, Superintendent of Police and other police officials, reported ANI.

  • May 24, 03:59 PM (IST)
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    A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed with the Supreme Court demanding a CBI probe into the violence that took place over protests in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, according to media reports.

  • May 24, 03:13 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | Madras High Court refuses to modify order on preservation of dead bodies in the Tuticorin protest. The bodies will not be cremated until further notice.

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    Justifying the police shooting at the protest, Tamil Nadu CM said, "If someone is attacked, the natural course would be to defend & safeguard themselves. This is what has been done by the police in response".

  • May 24, 01:12 PM (IST)
  • May 24, 01:12 PM (IST)

    "I am deeply pained at the loss of precious lives during the agitation at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken cognisance of the situation and sought a report on the incident and the prevailing situation from the state government," Rajnath Singh said. 

  • May 24, 01:08 PM (IST)

    "Amma's government is taking the legal route to ensure that Sterlite is shut down. Section 144 has been imposed so there are no untoward incidents. But despite this, for selfish reasons, opposition leader decided to go ahead with protests," Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami said. 

  • May 24, 01:05 PM (IST)

    "While Jayalalithaa was CM, she canceled Sterlite's permission. NGT gave a ruling that they can run a smelter, if they follow rules. Jaya went to the SC, and this case is going on," Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami said. 

  • May 24, 01:04 PM (IST)

    Just to stage a political drama, MK Stalin staged a demonstration in front of the office; Stalin did not say he wanted to me at BAC meeting: CM Palaniswami said.

  • May 24, 01:03 PM (IST)

    "It was a pre-planned move by the DMK to protest right outside my office," Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami said.

  • May 24, 12:26 PM (IST)
  • May 24, 12:23 PM (IST)

    "Priority is to restore normalcy. Will update on official death toll and number of injured by the evening. Further says it won’t be appropriate to comment on who gave the shoot orders," new Tuticorin collector Sandeep Nanduri said.

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