Villagers in eastern India vow to keep up coal mine protest after four killed



BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Villagers in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand vowed to continue their protest against a coal mine after four people were killed when police opened fire during clashes at the weekend, forcing a halt to operations at the site.
Villagers in Hazaribag district say state-run NTPC Ltd has violated forestry rights and did not offer them jobs or adequate compensation when acquiring land for a coal mining site. A company official said compensation paid was fair.
"We will not bow down. We will intensify our agitation," Yogendra Saw, a... read more

 
3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 30
Source: Reuters
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