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Rallying cry: Dongria stand firm against Vedanta mine

13 June 2013, http://www.survivalinternational.org/ Dongria leader Lodu Sikaka has called for an end to the harassment of village leaders and vowed to defend Niyamgiri. © Survival During a rally of defiance, India’s Dongria Kondh have vowed to defend their Niyamgiri Hills against an open pit… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribal affairs ministry `turning tables’ on SC order on Niyamgiri mining rights #WTFnews

    Nitin Sethi, TNN | Jun 4, 2013,   NEW DELHI: Despite the Supreme Court‘s order, the village councils, or gram sabhas of the Dongria Kondh tribals may not be able to decide upon their traditional and religious rights against the mining interests… Continue Reading →

Anti-Vedanta campaign gathers steam

TNN May 28, 2013, 12.17AM IST   KORAPUT: With the Supreme Court leaving it to villagers to decide the fate of Vedanta‘s mining plan at Niyamgiri hills at gram sabhas, the anti-mining campaign at villages situated in and around Niyamgiri hills… Continue Reading →

Anti-Vedanta cry gets shriller- Tribals made aware of ill- effects of Mining

Satyanarayan Patnaik & Riyan Ramanath V, TNN May 19, 2013, 0 Koraput/BHUBANESWAR: The Niyamgiri Surakshya Samiti (NSS), an organization fighting against bauxite mining at Lanjigarh by Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL), is out to woo tribals to rally for its cause. During… Continue Reading →

Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life

  Published on Down To Earth (http://www.downtoearth.org.in)   My god v your resource Blog Intro: Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life Author(s): Richard Mahapatra   Photo: Digpatra Is a village council qualified to deal with… Continue Reading →

Vedanta HQ in London mobbed by Protesters, as SC gives Gramsabha Powers to decide

Protest at Vedanta HQ as Supreme Court decision announced Indian Supreme Court judges today handed the final decision on Vedanta’s Niyamgiri mine to the Dongria Kond tribe and farmers living around the mountain. Two Gram Sabha’s (village councils) or local… Continue Reading →

SC slams brakes on Vedanta’s Niyamgiri project #GOODNEWS #tribalrights #PESA

NDTV , April 18, 2013 New Delhi: The Supreme Court has continued a ban on bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha considered sacred by tribals. In a verdict that appears to recognize the rights of forest-dwelling Dongria-Kondh tribals to… Continue Reading →

Almost 42,000 hectares of forest land diverted in Odisha

,Jayajit Dash  |  Bhubaneswar  March 26, 2013 BS Land diversion for mining, irrigation, power, roads, railways, industries & defence Forest land to the tune of 41,891.25 hectares (or 1,03,515.53 acres) has been diverted in Odisha till March 6, 2013 since the… Continue Reading →

Inside report from the Supreme Court Niyamgiri case against #Vedanta #mustread #mustshare

Dongria demonstrate at Lanjigarh, 6th Dec 2012 This report comes from Foil Vedanta’s friend in the court room as the Niyamgiri case continues… 19th February 2013, foilvedanta.com Last week, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) filed an affidavit… Continue Reading →

#India -Tribals oppose alternate mine to Vedanta #indigenous

       BS Reporter  |  Kolkata/ Bhubaneswar  February 19, 2013 Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti (NSS), an outfit of tribals agitating against the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminium (VAL) at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, on Tuesday sought Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s… Continue Reading →

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