It’s been three years since the police firing that killed 13 people and left 102 people injured during a protest against Sterlite Copper’s 25-year-old units at Thoothukudi. Since then, there’s been a long hiatus. In September, the Madras High Court, hearing a plea to make the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) report on the incident public, termed the police firing against the protestors a “scar on democracy” and said the incident must not be forgotten.
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First Published: Fri, October 01 2021. 06:00 IST