At least one villager was killed while over 40 injured as a major clash erupted on Monday between villagers and Vedanta Resources — one of the world’s biggest mining companies — in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.
The local administration has told Sputnik that villagers were protesting outside of Vedanta’s Lanjigarh factory used for aluminium processing. They were seeking jobs in the factory. The situation spiralled out of control and the factory’s security personnel had to resort to violent measures to control protesters. The people involved in the protests had earlier lost their land to the mining firm.