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Thoothukudi Firing: Protesters shot dead were prominent Anti-Sterlite leaders

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Thoothukudi Firing: According to TNIE report, four of the protesters who died during the 100th day of protest against the copper smelting plant in Tuticorin were important leaders of anti-Sterlite protests.

All the four have been shot at in the head or chest, which gives way for suspicion whether they were mainly targeted.

Tamilarasan, the coordinator of anti-Sterlite movement, Snowlin, coordinator of the protest at Madha Koil locality, Maniraj, coordinator of Damodar Nagar locality and Gladston, coordinator of Metupatti locality, was the alleged leaders of the anti-Sterlite movement who were killed in open police firing.

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However, the police or revenue officials were not available for their comment on the allegations saying that there were no such leaders. The two-days of police firing at the protesters has succeeded in installing a sense of fear among the protesters. Many protestors refused to be named in the newspaper reports.

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National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu chief secretary and the director general of police over the firing. NHRC earlier ordered the state to submit a detailed report within two weeks on police firing and the deaths.

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