Pressure in London

Print edition : June 22, 2018

At the protest organised by Tamil People UK and Foil Vedanta in London on May 26. It started outside the Indian High Commission and later moved to a location near the house of Anil Agarwal, founder and chairman of Vedanta Resources. Photo: Meenatchi Gopal

Other scenes from the protest. Photo: Meenatchi Gopal

Other scenes from the protest. The poster references the chimney that collapsed in Vedanta’s BALCO plant in Korba, Chhattisgarh, in 2009. Photo: Meenatchi Gopal

A hamlet of the Dongria Kondh tribal people in the Niyamgiri hill range in Odisha. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

Dongria Kondh women. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

While being listed on the London Stock Exchange provides Vedanta Resources with what has been described as a “cloak of respectability”, London has also created major vulnerabilities for the company.

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