The “Indian summer” which saw a lull in attempts by Orissa’s government to advance the notorious POSCO project, may be just about to end. There are now fears that company “security”, backed by police, will at any time attempt to construct a company road, to facilitate  possession of community lands. Local human rights  organisation, POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti, has issued an urgent appeal for protests to be directed at India’s central administration. The Asian Human Rights Commission has also asked the government to halt this planned  move, “until informed consent from the people directly affected by such activities [is] obtained”.
British-based investors in South Korean company POSCO include Barclays, Alliance Bernstein/Alliance Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust PLC, and Henderson Far East Income Limited: see