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South Asia Update

Published by MAC on 2006-12-02

South Asia Update

2nd December 2006

Thousands take to the streets to protest the Indian government's foot dragging over implementation of the country's new forest peoples' rights bill. It's already been diluted to suit the interests of mining companies and loggers.

Jindal is allegedly provoking attacks on opponents of its bauxite mining in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - and farmers, up in arms at the proposal, are arrested when they try to attend a public hearing.

Worrying health figures emerge from a study of mineworkers in Orissa.

Earlier this year in West Bengal, 150 mineworkers went to their death as floodwaters invaded the illegal Gangtikuli mine. Appalling as the "accident" was, it was not unique...

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