[act-ma] FRI MAY 10 7PM MIT 4-237 | Illegal mining in India and people's struggle

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Wed May 8 09:27:13 PDT 2013

Association for India's Development (MIT and Boston chapters) presents

A Talk

Illegal mining in India and people's struggle

by S R Hiremath

MIT 4-237
FRI MAY 10 7-9PM

S R Hiremath, founder and member of the NGO Samaj Parivarthana Samudaya
(SPS) based in Karnataka (India) will talk about his organization's
successful struggle against illegal mining in Karnataka. He will discuss
their efforts to organize a large scale people's movement against a corrupt
system and powerful mining
conglomerates owned by state politicians. The struggle began as a petition in
the Supreme Court of India filed by Mr. Hiremath himself and, within a few
years brought illegal mining in that region to a grinding halt together with
the arrest of the top politicians and industrialists who were its primary


"The woods are lovely, dark and deep"
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