Police violence in Nandigram

On March 14, police in Nandigram, West Bengal fired at protesters killing 14 people and injuring 70. Since January, villagers have been opposing the state government's plans to take over nearly 10,000 acres of crop land to set up a special economic zone that would contain a hub of industries to be commissioned by an Indonesian chemical company. The farmers  say that the zones would become "islands of affluence in a sea of deprivation", only serving to exacerbate India's already wide regional imbalances. The police brutality has sparked numerous protests across the country and resulted in varying media reports:

http://www.countercurrents.org/nandigram-cpiml230307.htm http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=82995 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6452733.stm

More on India's contentious SEZs: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5391058.stm