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R Sarathkumar, founder-president of AISMK, Vijayakanth, founder-president of DMDK, Vaiko, general secretary of MDMK and GK Vasan, TMC (Moopanar) also welcomed the order.
Anti-Sterlite activists said that they did not expect an order favouring the people.
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On February 15, T Mugilan in a press meet said that two top police officials were present at the Thoothukudi Collector office much before the anti-Sterlite protesters could reach the complex.
That the MP might be considering contesting from the Thoothukudi seat has been speculated for some time now, with Kanimozhi herself dropping hints to that effect.
The apex court’s decision to reserve its order follows its refusal to stay the National Green Tribunal (NGT) judgement on December 15, which allowed reopening of the Sterlite plant.
The Madurai Bench adjourned a public interest litigation filed challenging the environmental clearance (EC) given to the Sterlite Copper smelter in Thoothukudi in 2007.
Express had reported recently on pollution control board planning to seek compliance report first under Air and Water Acts before processing Sterlite’s request for renewal of CTO.
A formal communication to this effect will be sent to Sterlite in the next few days. This means the company will have to shelve its plans to reopen the plant for a little longer.
Thoothukudi student leader, K Santhosh Raj, the student who asked "Who are you?" to actor Rajinikanth when he visited him in the hospital was arrested by the police on Thursday.
As the DMK leader is said to be interested in contesting from Thoothukudi constituency, she along with the State secretary of party’s women’s wing will attend the village meetings in the district.
Family members of six out of the 13 people gunned down by the police during the Thoothukudi protest spoke out for the first time and held Sterlite directly accountable for the killings.
The eight fishermen from here, who were released from Sri Lankan prison and repatriated to India, have reached Thoothukudi on Wednesday.
The issue first came up during zero hour, when DMK members raised the SC order and demanded a clarification from the government.
The NGT order to permanently close Vedanta Ltd's Sterlite Copper plant is non-sustainable and unjustified, the government had said.
Tamil Nadu had moved the apex court on Wednesday against the NGT verdict that set aside the state government order to close the plant at Tuticorin.