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UAPA Foisted on Leaders, Activists and Supporters of Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti 

Groundxero : 12 August, 2023   The Odisha police have lodged an FIR and brought in charges under various sections of the draconian anti-terror UAPA, against the leaders and supporters of Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti (NSS). On 5th August, two activists of NSS namely, Krushna Sikaka (village Patangpadar) and Bari Sikaka (village Lakhpadar) were forcibly abducted by […]

COVID-19: Odisha Mining Companies Profit at the Cost of Adivasi Dalit Lives 

While the COVID-19 virus continues to make its way through the population, infecting larger numbers of individuals every day, the Adivasi Dalit communities of Odisha are at great risk due to the state government’s decision to allow mining activities and continue operations in mineral production factories across Odisha, writes Surya Shankar Dash.     Asurpada, […]

State Terror Continues unabated in Niyamgiri hills, 5 Activists Arrested

In a latest crackdown, five activists from the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti were arrested by Odisha Police yesterday, in continuation of brutal repression on the anti-mining struggle by Vedanta and the Naveen Patnaik Government. A report by Surya Shankar Dash.   On the morning of 24th July ’19, Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti (NSS) activists Jilu Majhi, Tunguru […]

‘A Year After Thoothukudi Burned’ – A report

On May 22, 2018, Tamil Nadu police opened fire on thousands of people demonstrating against the expansion of Sterlite’s copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi. The residents were protesting against the Vedanta owned unit accusing it of causing severe environmental pollution in the entire region. One year after the violent incident in which 18 persons were shot dead and scores […]

Villagers Demanding Jobs in Vedanta’s Refinery in Orissa Caned by Security Forces: Two Dead and Many Injured

  GroundXero: Two persons were reportedly killed and over 30 injured at Vedanta Alumina refinery in Lanjigarh town of Kalahandi district in Orissa. According to reports, hundreds of displaced people from Rengalpali and two other nearby villages were holding a protest in front of the refinery demanding jobs in the unit. Violence erupted when the […]

Activists Allege State-Corporate Nexus as Environmental Activist S. Mugilan goes Missing

 A report by Rajat Thakur.   Left organisations, human rights activists, and environmentalists organised a press conference urging the Tamil Nadu government to ensure the safe return of environmental activist S. Mugilan, who went ‘missing’ on 15th February. Mugilan allegedly went missing after a press conference where he accused the police of orchestrating violence in Thoothukudi during […]

India’s domestic surgical strike on 11 lakh Adivasi families

The Forest Rights Act was enacted in 2006 by the first UPA Government. MoEF Jairam Ramesh, after lengthy bargainings and consultations with rights groups and NGOs, agreed to pass the bill, mostly out of electoral compulsions and as a means to check the rise of radical left forces among Adivasis. Corporations with direct business interests […]

Damning Report Accuses Vedanta of ‘Corporate Massacre’

On 27 September 2018, Foil Vedanta and a coalition of organisations in London released a report entitled ‘Vedanta’s Billions- Regulatory failure, environment and human rights’ – days before Vedanta Resources’ AGM and de-listing from the London Stock Exchange. The 32 page report gives a comprehensive account of legal judgments against Vedanta across its global operations, and blames […]

Persecution of Makkal Athikaram Intensifies, Efforts on to Reopen Sterlite

“Our politics threatens the police and the rulers, which is why they are attacking us” – C. Raju, state coordinator of Makkal Athikaram The Thoothukudi police have continued to hound the people who participated in the anti-Sterlite protests, even as they stand accused of murdering unarmed protesters. In a transparent effort to deflect culpability they […]

State repression intensifies in Thoothukudi: Indiscriminate arrest of villagers and activists

Amidst widening state repression of the struggle in Thoothukudi, Advocate Vanchi Nathan, State Coordinator of People’s Right Protection Centre who also served as the legal advisor to the Committee for the Struggle against Sterlite has been arrested, as have six members of Makkal Athikaram who have been booked under the authoritarian National Security Act. Lois […]

‘উন্নয়ন’-এ চড়তে হলে ‘দূষণ গিলে খাও’!

সস্তা শ্রম এবং বেলাগাম দূষণ। বিশ্বায়নী উদারনীতির ‘উন্নয়ন’-এর এটাই ছিল প্যাকেজ ডিল। ‘উন্নয়ন’-এর চমকানিতে ভারত, বাংলাদেশ, আফ্রিকা, লাতিন আমেরিকার মতো বিভিন্ন দেশে অরণ্যের-পর-অরণ্য হাওয়ায় মিলিয়ে গেছে, খনিজ সম্পদে ভরা পাহাড় বিদেশে পাচার হয়ে গেছে, এক দিকে খরায় যখন ভূ-ভারত হেঁচকি তুলে মরেছে তখন নদীর জলে বহুজাতিক পানীয় কোম্পানি বোতল ধুয়েছে। আর রাস্তায় দাঁড়িয়ে ‘উন্নয়ন’ আমাদের চোখ রাঙিয়ে […]

Despite govt orders, Thoothukudi knows the battle over Sterlite is still not over

On Tuesday 29 May, the allotment of land for the proposed expansion of Vedanta group’s copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi was canceled, “in larger public interest” by the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd (SIPCOT). In an official release SIPCOT said, “The cancellation of allotment of 342.22 acres of land has been made in […]

Police continues crackdown in Tuticorin after killing at least 13 people

In Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu police shot and killed another person, 22 year old Kaliappan on Wednesday and on Thursday morning another person, Selva Sekaran, succumbed to his injuries, bringing the death toll to at least 13, with more than 60 injured. Lois Sofia writes about the ongoing attacks and clampdown on the protesters. Read our […]

Vedanta pollutes, People protest, State kills.

GroundXero: The death toll rises to 18, according to unofficial estimates, including at least one woman, and at least 30 more sustain bullet injuries. The firing happened when the protesters from Thoothukudi went for dharna outside the District Collector’s office. This marked the 100th day of the recent peaceful protests, in Thoothukudi, against Vedanta’s Sterlite […]

Tuticorin Continues to Protest Against Sterlite Copper

Tuticorin’s battle against destruction of environment and humankind by Vedanta Ltd. continues (Find our earlier report on the Anti-Sterlite struggle here).    Geethanjali, Lois Sofia Protests against Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper are continuing in Thoothukudi (also called Tuticorin) district in Southern Tamil Nadu. On Saturday, May 5th, thousands participated in a 12-hour hunger strike demanding the […]