Anti-Sterlite protest: Tamils are being 'killed' as they don't toe RSS line, says Rahul

In an apparent reference to police action during anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that Tamils are being killed as they refused to "bow" to the ideology of the RSS.

Anti-Sterlite protest in Tuticorin: Tamils are being 'killed' as they don't toe RSS line, says Rahul
Demonstrators march to collectors office during a protest demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns in Tuticorin on May 22, 2018. AFP
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 23 May 2018 04:45 PM
NEW DELHI: In an apparent reference to police action during anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that Tamils are being killed as they refused to "bow" to the ideology of the RSS.

"Tamils are being killed since they refuse to bow to the ideology of the RSS. The feelings of the Tamil people can never be trampled by the bullets of the RSS and Modi. We are with you Tamil brothers and sisters #SterliteProtest," he said in a tweet in Tamil.



Violence continued for the second day in Tuticorin on Wednesday and a man was killed in police firing.

On Tuesday, 11 people were killed in a police action on agitators after months-long protests for the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in the port city over pollution concerns turned violent.

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Condemning the police action, Rahul had in a tweet on Tuesday said that the gunning down of people is a "brutal example of state-sponsored terrorism".

"These citizens were murdered for protesting against injustice," he wrote.



Over 5000 protesters had gathered on Tuesday gathered at a locality to demand the permanent closure of the copper smelter, which has been opposed by locals for polluting their environment.

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