Tuticorin massacre on May 22nd by police firing on the peaceful protest was an unprecedented attack on the people in TamilNadu. At the national level, with the exception of Kashmir and parts of central India which are witnessing full scale war on the people, at least two such attacks on the common people have taken place in the recent past. The targeted killing of protesting farmers at Mandsaur and the firing on the dalits protesting against the dilution of provisions of SC/ST atrocity act are two such instances. All these attacks on innocent people by the state took place when our nation boasts itself as superpower in the international.
A fact finding team consisting of 17 members from all over India belonging to the constituent organisations of the Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO) and Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) visited Tuticorin for three days between 16th and 18th June 2018 and met the family members of persons killed in police firing, people injured in police firing, affected villages, people admitted with injuries in the hospital. The team met government officials and collected details on the incidence of firing, protest action against the Sterlite plant, sufferings of the local villages and community after the Sterlite plant installation.CDRO_Tuticorin_report