On 6 December, demonstrations were mounted in both Orissa and Britain, calling for the closure of Vedanta Resources’ Lanjigarh alumina refinery. Several thousand tribal people gathered at the site itself, while supporters threw mud onto the steps of India’s London High Commission.
On the same day, India’s Supreme Court met to make a “final decision” as to whether Vedanta’s junior partner, OMC, should be allowed to extract bauxite from the adjacent Nyamgiri hills. After hearing arguments against the project from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), and in its favour by the lawyer for OMC, the court postponed its verdict until  11 January 2013.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=12042.