Mining giant’s AGM under siege over rights abuses
Vedanta Resources, the controversial London-based mining giant accused of serious abuses at its sites in India, came under sustained attack at its AGM yesterday as big institutional investors echoed the complaints of eco-activists demonstrating outside. Protesters poured red paint on the steps and chanted angry slogans. They included Indians who had travelled from Goa and Tamil Nadu, where Vedanta iron ore and copper mines are blamed for causing toxic floods and other major pollution incidents.
Protesters challenge Vedanta on human rights
Campaigners highlighting environmental and human rights breaches by mining group Vedanta Resources have been intimidated by police forces and subjected to trumped up charges, it was claimed on Tuesday.
Vedanta besieged by protesters at meeting
Vedanta’s annual shareholder meeting was again besieged by angry protesters, as institutional investors and campaign groups peppered the London-listed Indian miner’s board with questions regarding its patchy record on community relations, corporate governance and the environment.
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Demonstration outside Vedanta’s London AGM
‘Blood on Steps’ protest outside Vedanta’s AGM offices in London