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Anti-uranium mining protestors vandalise office

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SHILLONG, July 29 - Anti-uranium mining activists stormed into the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) here and vandalised the offices and even manhandled women staff at the Council on Thursday, police said.

The 60-odd activists stormed into the office at noon time shouting anti-uranium mining slogans protesting against the alleged involvement of the Council in giving a �no-objection certificate� for a road construction that leads to the uranium ore site in West Khasi Hills district, they said.

Since some of the activists were shouting slogans commonly associated with the Khasi Students Union, a case was registered against the organisation following an FIR lodged by the Council�s Secretary, East Khasi Hills district SP M Kharkrang said.

The official in his complaint said that KSU activists forcefully entered the office and vandalised the chambers of the Council�s CEM and the Secretary.

The activists stormed the KHADC office to protest against the latter�s decision to issue a partial NOC to a 43- km road from Nongstoin to Wahkahji which they alleged was to facilitate mining of uranium.

KSU is one among the anti-uranium pressure groups protesting against the issuing of NOC for construction of the 68 km Nongstoin-Wahkaji-Mawthabah road and opposing it on the ground that the road would facilitate uranium mining.

The KHADC premises was later put under tight security with police personnel besides magistrates being deployed to ensure law and order. � PTI

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Anti-uranium mining protestors vandalise office

SHILLONG, July 29 - Anti-uranium mining activists stormed into the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) here and vandalised the offices and even manhandled women staff at the Council on Thursday, police said.

The 60-odd activists stormed into the office at noon time shouting anti-uranium mining slogans protesting against the alleged involvement of the Council in giving a �no-objection certificate� for a road construction that leads to the uranium ore site in West Khasi Hills district, they said.

Since some of the activists were shouting slogans commonly associated with the Khasi Students Union, a case was registered against the organisation following an FIR lodged by the Council�s Secretary, East Khasi Hills district SP M Kharkrang said.

The official in his complaint said that KSU activists forcefully entered the office and vandalised the chambers of the Council�s CEM and the Secretary.

The activists stormed the KHADC office to protest against the latter�s decision to issue a partial NOC to a 43- km road from Nongstoin to Wahkahji which they alleged was to facilitate mining of uranium.

KSU is one among the anti-uranium pressure groups protesting against the issuing of NOC for construction of the 68 km Nongstoin-Wahkaji-Mawthabah road and opposing it on the ground that the road would facilitate uranium mining.

The KHADC premises was later put under tight security with police personnel besides magistrates being deployed to ensure law and order. � PTI

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