Defeat for Vedanta as indigenous community rejects mine plans
The overwhelming rejection by Dongria Kondh tribals, of a proposal to mine their sacred lands in Niyamgiri Hills is an unprecedented victory for indigenous rights in the face of business interests. Read this press release by Amnesty International.
The overwhelming rejection, by India’s Dongria Kondh Adivasi (indigenous) communities, of a proposal to mine their sacred lands is an unprecedented victory for indigenous rights in the face of business interests, Amnesty International said today. A seventh Adivasi village, Phuldumer in Kalahandi district of Odisha state, today voted against plans by Sterlite India,a subsidiary UK-based Vedanta Resources Ltd., and the state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation, for a bauxite mine in the Niyamgiri Hills.
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