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After 14 deaths Tamil Nadu chief minister promises the closure of Sterlite plant

The chief minister of Tamil Nadu has promised to shut down Sterlite Copper, as tensions mounted in Thoothukudi.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday, Mr Edappadi K.Palaniswamy said: ‘This government is Amma’s [Jayalalithaa’s] government that respects the sentiments of the people. As far as the Sterlite issue is concerned, this Amma’s government is taking steps legally to close down the unit.’

At least fourteen Tamil protesters were killed in Thoothukudi on Tuesday and Wednesday after Tamil Nadu police deliberately fired shots at them.