Four killed in eastern India during coal mine protest



Four people died in eastern India when police opened fire during clashes with villagers who allege state-run NTPC Ltd violate forestry rights and does not offer enough compensation when acquiring land for a coal mining site.
Senior police officer M.S. Bhatia said the deaths occurred after "hundreds" of villagers attacked policemen in Hazaribag district of India's eastern Jharkhand state.
At first police used tear gas and rubber bullets, but were forced to open fire when protests intensified, Bhatia added.
Police said five villagers and seven policemen had also been injured during... read more

 
1 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Reuters
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