Jul 042010

Source: Survival, the movement for tribal peoples

Video: Mine, story of a sacred mountain

Vedanta Resources, a British company, intends to dig an open-pit bauxite mine on Niyamgiri mountain in India.

The mine will destroy the forests on which the Dongria Kondh depend and wreck the lives of thousands of other Kondh tribal people living in the area.

India’s Supreme Court has given the go ahead for the mine, but the Kondh peoples are determined to prevent the destruction of their most sacred site.

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