People clash over POSCO

pro- and anti- posco groups in Orissa clashed again. It is alleged that the hand of a 58-year old man of the posco -support group was chopped off on May 14 by project opponents led by the posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (ppss). ppss has been actively protesting posco's 12 million tonne steel plant for long. Their contention is the plant will come up on fertile land and displace people from three villages in Jagatsinghpur district in Orissa. Protests have become a regular feature in the state. On April 1, ppss defied government's orders and entered the Balitutha bridge near the plant site (see

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