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Govt rejects environment clearance to Vedanta

In a setback to Vedanta Resources, the Indian government has rejected environment clearance to its $ 1.7 billion bauxite mining project in Orissa after accepting the recommendations of a key panel clearing such ventures India’s environment ministry has rejected Vedanta Resources Plc’s proposal to mine bauxite in the eastern state of Orissa. Citing reasons for the denial of clearance, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said “there has been a very serious violation of the Environment Protection (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 August 2010

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Farmers protest in India

Hundreds of farmers have gathered on the outskirts of India’s capital Delhi to demonstrate against a controversial land acquisition law. According to the BBC, the government plans to change the 115-year-old Land Acquisition Act. The farmers fear amendments of the law will make it easier for the government to take away their land for industrial use. The government claims the changes will improve the law. Land is a sensitive issue in India as around 65 per cent of the population depends on (...) read

date of on-line publication : 25 November 2009

Indigenous people and minorities: a global and historic assault

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“In every world region, minorities and indigenous peoples have been excluded, repressed and, in many cases, killed by their governments," said Mark Lattimer, executive director of the nongovernmental organisation Minority Rights Group International (MRG) at a press conference in January 2006. The event was the launch of the first edition of The State of the World’s Minorities Report, compiled by MRG with the assistance of various United Nations agencies.
What faces indigenous people and minorities today is not at all new. Throughout human history, the cultures and livelihoods - even the existence - of indigenous peoples have been endangered whenever dominant neighbouring peoples have expanded their territories or settlers from far away have acquired new lands by force. Despite claims that the world has entered a new era of human rights and democratic representation, this process of attrition and discrimination continues today.  read

date of on-line publication : 21 November 2006

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