Issue Date: Mar 31, 2002
The mining controversy in Kataldi, Tehri Garhwal, has taken a new turn now. Even as the villagers continue their stir against the 30-year lease that they say would endanger the ecology of the region and affect their livelihood, owners of Parvitiya Mineral Industries, the lessee company, have filed a case in the local courts against three prominent agitating leaders of the region. The charge levelled against Vijay Jardhari, Kunwar Prasun and Kamal Khemka is that they tried to obstruct the firm's legitimate right to mine in the area.
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