TV News LIES

Friday, Oct 24th

Last update09:35:19 PM GMT

You are here News Environment The Indian tribe that took on a mining giant – and won

The Indian tribe that took on a mining giant – and won

E-mail Print PDF

The Indian tribe that took on a mining giant – and wonThey said they considered the mountain their god, a living deity that provided them with everything they required to sustain their lives. They said they would fight to the death before seeing the pristine mountain destroyed. Remarkably, they won their battle.

Last night, the tribal people of the Niyamgiri Hills in eastern India were celebrating after the authorities in Delhi ruled that a British-based company would not be permitted to mine there for bauxite.

Drawing a line under a "David-versus-Goliath" saga, India's environment minister acknowledged the potential human and social costs of the aluminium project that could have earned billions of pounds for Vedanta Resources Plc. "There has been a very serious violation of laws," Jairam Ramesh said. "Therefore, the project cannot go ahead."

In the state of Orissa, where the Niyamgiri Hills are located, Sitaram Kulesika, a senior member of the Dongria Kondh tribe, told activists by phone: "This is a great day for Kondhs. Mining would be the end of their existence and their god. We thank the Indian government."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Loaded with Lead: Washington state shooting range poisoned dozens

shooting rangeIn a cramped hotel room on Christmas Eve, a pale and hollow-eyed man embraced his two...

Orca Whale Calf Born to Endangered Pod May Have Died in Open Ocean

baby oca deadThe largest members of the dolphin family, orcas are highly social and intelligent marine mammals that...

British fracking plans delayed by county council

British fracking plans delayedPlanners in the British county of Lancashire said they needed more time to consider drilling plans...

Green groups say EPA underestimates methane leaks from fracking

Fracking report undrestimates methaneThe EPA has become increasingly concerned with reducing the methane emissions inherent in the oil and...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!