Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday expressed grief over the loss of lives in Tuticorin. The home minister, in a tweet, expressed pain over the deaths and said the MHA has taken cognisance of the matter.
He said the ministry has also sought a report on the firing incident and the prevailing situation in the Tamil Nadu district, some 600 kilometres from Chennai. Twelve people have were killed in the clashes that broke between police and locals who are protesting against the expansion of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper’s industrial unit in the area.
Rajnath also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is deeply anguished over the state of affairs in Tamil Nadu.
Singh, in another tweet, appealed to the people in Tuticorin to maintain “peace and tranquillity” in the region. Read More…