Violence on project-affected people in Himachal Pradesh

On 14 February, 2010 activists of the "Saal Ghaati Bachao Sangarsh Morcha" were subjected to unprovoked and armed attacks by goondas of the contractors of the Hull I hydropower project of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. This attack was to scare the people who had opposed this project since 2005 in the two panchayats of Silla Gharat and Jadera, on grounds of their impacts on local environment and livelihoods. (Letters)

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