CRA appeals to revoke MoUs for extraction of minerals and to stop construction of Dams

CRA appeals to revoke MoUs for extraction of minerals and to stop construction of Dams

Written By: / Saturday, 08 August 2020 18:10

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Imphal, Aug 8:

Ahead of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Day which falls on August 9, the Center for Research and Advocacy , Manipur (CRA) greets the people of the state and expressed serious concern with the increased case of infection of indigenous peoples to COVID -19 infection, abetted by limitation in health in health infracture and inadequate testing facilities in Manipur.

A statement said that the increased loss of lives due to denial of urgent medical needs of non-COVID patients by medical establishment in Manipur on pretext of following Covid -19 regulations if a matter of serious concern.

The CRA also stated that the aggressive pursuance of extractive industries, unsustainable energy projects and large infrastructure projects under India’s Act East policy. Several memorandum of understanding were signed for dam building, oil exploration , mining , agribusiness etc. in Manipur . The jubilant Energy and Oil India Limited commenced oil and gas exploration woks in the year 2012 and 2017 without peoples’ consent in Tamenglong, Churanchandpur , Imphal West Districts etc.

The CRY demanded the government of Manipur to withdraw MoUs and all licenses granted to oil companies, mining companies , dam building companies etc without recognizing peoples’ self determined rights over their land and without their consent. It demanded to revoked all MoUs signed for mining and and for revocation of dam building proposal.

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