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A year on, anxiety, fear stalk survivors

Tuticorin: A year after 13 anti-Sterlite protesters in Tuticorin were killed in police firing, civil rights activists have accused the government of doing little other than providing Rs 20 lakh compensation and a bottom rung government job to the victims’ kin. Not one government official has been held accountable so far for the incident and the government’s disinterest in providing rehabilitation to the devastated families is appalling, say activists.

According to a report by NGO People’s Watch, not even a single family of the deceased or those severely injured were provided post-trauma counselling by the government, though it was announced by the collector. Collector Sandeep Nanduri did not respond to messages and his office told TOI that he was busy on poll duty.

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