Burying the Law to Make Way for a Coal Mine

Burying the Law to Make Way for a Coal Mine

Originally written by Kanchi Kohli and Alok Shukla for  by The Wire on 19/02/2016 The cancellation of  the community rights of Ghatbarra village over the Hasdeo Arand forest to make way for a coal mine raises many questions. When the Forest Survey of India’s 2011 report celebrated Hasdeo Arand as...

Adivasis’ Last Stand: The New Battleground Against Mining is Khandadhar

Adivasis’ Last Stand: The New Battleground Against Mining is Khandadhar

Originally published by Catch News on 07/02/16.   Every so often in India, the spotlight shines on the negative impact of mining on the environment and on the human beings closest to nature, the tribals. And then, seemingly within seconds, life goes on as usual. There’s a school of thought...