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'Avatar' tribe poses second challenge to Vedanta after deadly India protests

Reuters  |  LANJIGARH, India 

By Krishna N. Das and Jatindra DashLANJIGARH, India (Reuters) - After Tamil Nadu shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery.An alliance of activists and local people have for years blocked London-listed Vedanta's plans to mine bauxite in the green, jungle-clad Niyamgiri hills of eastern Odisha, which the tribespeople consider sacred.The killing by police of 13 people protesting against the copper ...

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 07:52 IST
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