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Protest Rally against extraction of limestone in Dima Hasao

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Guwahati: A protest rally has been organized by Karbi Student Association (KSA) at Umrangso in protest against a public hearing that is to be conducted by Assam Minerals Development Corporation (AMDC) Limited in December 8.

The hearing will be for the extraction of limestone for three numbers block in the mining lease area of 430 HA, 200 HA, and 33 HA located in the New Umrangso area of the Dima Hasao district.
Thousands of people gathered in the protest rally, the rally was started at 29kilo and ended at 28kilo of Umrangso and submitted a memorandum to the Managing Director of AMDC through the authorities of AMDC.

Dhansing Teron the President of Karbi Student Association (KSA) said that the villages of the greater Umrangso area are facing problems since 1971 when the NEPCO project was started at that time 18 numbers villages were shifted without any facilities, ones again in 1989 eleven numbers of villages were shifted without any facilities during setup of various Cement projects.

KSA said it will be not tolerated again, AMDC should have to stop the public hearing oncoming 8th December 2021. He also said if within the 4th December 2021 the AMDC authorities will not send any information or notice regarding the cancelation of public hearing then from 5th December 2021 the KSA will call indefinite bandh in Umrangso.

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