Illegal coal mining
SHILLONG: Social activist Amita Sangma in a letter to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has urged for his immediate intervention into the matter of illegal coal mining in Sohshrieh, East jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya.
Sangma in the letter informed the PM that on November 8, 2018, she along with CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing had gone to Sohshrieh to follow up the case of illegal mining and had also sought security personnel at Ladrymbai outpost to check the illegal mining but they were not given security.
“We later went to the place of mining and click photograph of trucks loaded with coal and after returning from the site a mob of 30-40 men came out led by Nidamon Chulet who was unloading coal and came to tale to Agnes Kharshiing not to follow up the matter but when we refused we were brutally assaulted,” she said.
She also pointed out in the letter that till date there are only around 7-8 persons out of the 30-40 people involved in the assault of the two activist at East Jainta Hills have been arrested.
Sangma also said that the state government is still silent on the matter in spite of the growing demand for a CBI inquiry.
According to her, illegal mining despite the NGT ban is still carring on without any stop and this is possible due to the involvement of the entire government missionary including the police.
“Therefore we request you (PM) to intervene into the matter with least delay sa as to comply with the NGT ban order and to handover the matter to the CBI for speedy inquiry,” she said.