Why were the TATAs let off the hook?

The TATAs' forest land violation was overlooked because:

 

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According to information obtained from an RTI filed by Greenpeace, environment and forest minister Jairam Ramesh said that the port would have been stopped on account of a probable legal violation, had its construction not started. Greenpeace has been campaigning against this port for the past five years.

This information vindicates lakhs of Indians who have opposed the port for the last several years. It reveals that powerful corporations are allowed to get away with blatant legal violations. It also shows that, in this case at least, the TATA group has not upheld the high standards of ethics that they claim to have.

Click here to see the ad released by Greenpeace about the FCA violation.