Tag Archives: Vedanta Resources plc

Coke Plant Expansion Shut Down by Protestors in India

27 Aug

A call to protest evoked near-total response in the Amona and Navelim village on Monday. (photo from Sezari, with original story)

India – Thousands of villagers from Navelim in Bicholim taluka of Goa today observed a day-long Bandh against the Sesa Corporation’s Goa metallurgical coke plant in the village, with complaints that it is polluting their surroundings. Originally a Hindi word meaning ‘closed’, Bandh is a form of protest used by political activists, during which a political party or a community declares a general strike.

The bandh started at 6 am, with locals blocking the entire stretch connecting Panaji to Bicholim taluka.

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UK Mining Giant Vedanta allegedly brands the Dongria Kondh “terrorists”

22 Mar


An extremely disturbing allegation has been made against the UK mining giant Vedanta Resources plc. According to the following report, paramilitaries were told at meeting sponsored by Vedanta “to warn Dongria Kondh villagers not to oppose Vedanta else they will be branded Maoists (terrorists) and then killed.”

Note: from minesandcommunities.org In order to protect the security of the seasoned, Orissa-based, investigative journalist who sent us this report, we have withheld their identity.

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