Date of Release:
Sep 23 2013
"We demand that police bring the perpetrators to justice," the residents said in a statement.
The villagers, calling themselves the Love Homeland Group, said in the statement that the firm, which has been in the area since 2006, had its mining operation suspended due to its adverse impact on the environment and the potentially fatal health hazard it posed to villagers.
Since the firm entered the area, villagers have also been pitted against one another, and have even taken their dispute to court, the statement said.