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Indian Court Asks Vedanta Not To Restart Its Tuticorin Plant Until January 21

BENGALURU, INDIA – MAY 24: Activists protest against the killing of protestors at Tuticorin while protesting against the Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper Plant in Tamil Nadu, outside Vedanta office on May 24, 2018 in Bengaluru, India. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

By: Radhakrishna N S

An India court on Friday (21) said that mining giant Vedanta can’t restart its copper smelter in country’s Tamil Nadu state until it hears a case challenging a ruling by country’s environment court, National Green Tribunal (NGT) in favour of Vedanta. The copper smelter located at Tuticorin, a coastal town in India’s Southern state, Tamil Nadu was ordered to close by Tamil Nadu state government over alleged environment pollution which caused to violent protests in May 2018 which ended in police firing on the demonstrators killing 13 innocent leaves. The current case was registered in the Madras High Court by…

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