Police in India's Kerala step up security after clashes over Adani port
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Dhaka, Nov. 29 -- Police in southern India on Tuesday ramped up security around Vizhinjam port being built by billionaire Gautam Adani's group after scores of people were injured during clashes with protesters from a fishing community over the weekend.
Construction at the mega $900-million port project on the southern tip of India has been halted for more than three months after protesters - mostly Christian and led by Catholic priests - blocked the site's entrance by erecting a 1,200-square-foot shelter. They blame the port's development for coastal erosion that has hit their livelihoods, reports Reuters.
Late on Sunday, Villagers stormed a police station to protest the arrest of some opponents to the project, and more than 80 people w...
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