‘Silent march’ against NGT ban on coal mining


SHILLONG: In an attempt to bring to the attention of the Centre on the impact of the NGT ban on coal mining on the livelihood of the local people, the Movement for Indigenous People’s Rights and Livelihood-Meghalaya (MIPRL-M) will be holding a ‘silent march’ in Shillong on July 30.

The MIPRL-M, Vice-Chairman Erwin K Syiem Sutnga announced while speaking to reporters here on Tuesday.

He said the movement wanted to send a strong signal to the Centre regarding the hardships faced by the people following the NGT ban.

According to Sutnga, the said march would express solidarity to the proposed move of the State Government, as assured by the Chief Minister, to enforce Para 12 Sub Para (b) of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India as well as impress upon the Union Government to remove the jurisdiction of the NGT over Meghalaya.