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11 dead in anti-Sterlite clashes: DMK calls for all-party protest on May 25

WION Web Team
IndiaUpdated: May 23, 2018, 01:41 PM IST

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The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the plant's planned expansion

MK Stalin-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has called for an all-party protest on May 25 over ongoing anti-Sterlite clashes in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. 

As many as 11 people were killed in police firing during protests against Sterlite industries yesterday.

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According to reports, the police allegedly used assault rifles to shoot at protesters in Tamil Nadu's Thootukudi, where 11 people died on Tuesday.  

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Meanwhile, the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the plant's planned expansion. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Tamil Nadu government for a report on the killings. 

The National Human Rights Commission has also issued notices to the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police and asked for reports within a fortnight. 

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The Tamil Nady government has appointed retired Judge Aruna Jagadeesan to probe police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest. 

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(With inputs from ANI