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Statewide KMSS protest over dams

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 � The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today burnt effigies of Union Power Minister SK Shinde and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, protesting their stand on the issue of big dams.

In a statement, the KMSS said that the Union Power Minister and the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister had betrayed their support to the big dam lobby through their stand on the issue. Alleging that the proposed inter-ministerial meet on dams convened by the Prime Minister had repeatedly been postponed due to pressure from the pro-dam lobby, the KMSS said that it would not stop its mass movement until all the proposed dams are scrapped and those in progress are dismantled.

�This is our ultimatum to the Centre to put a stop to its grandiose plans of mega dams in the North-east. The adverse downstream impact of mega dams is something we will never compromise with. Unless the Government scraps its plans for mega dams, we will intensify further our mass agitation,� the KMSS said

The KMSS today staged a State-wide protest, burning effigies of the two ministers.

Our Howraghat Correspondent adds: The Karbi Anglong district committee of KMSS also burnt the effigies of Shinde and Khandu at NH-36, Bakalia, on Friday. The district committee threatened the government of launching an agitation in the hill district along with the rest of the State if the government does not give importance to the mega dam issue.

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Statewide KMSS protest over dams

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 � The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today burnt effigies of Union Power Minister SK Shinde and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, protesting their stand on the issue of big dams.

In a statement, the KMSS said that the Union Power Minister and the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister had betrayed their support to the big dam lobby through their stand on the issue. Alleging that the proposed inter-ministerial meet on dams convened by the Prime Minister had repeatedly been postponed due to pressure from the pro-dam lobby, the KMSS said that it would not stop its mass movement until all the proposed dams are scrapped and those in progress are dismantled.

�This is our ultimatum to the Centre to put a stop to its grandiose plans of mega dams in the North-east. The adverse downstream impact of mega dams is something we will never compromise with. Unless the Government scraps its plans for mega dams, we will intensify further our mass agitation,� the KMSS said

The KMSS today staged a State-wide protest, burning effigies of the two ministers.

Our Howraghat Correspondent adds: The Karbi Anglong district committee of KMSS also burnt the effigies of Shinde and Khandu at NH-36, Bakalia, on Friday. The district committee threatened the government of launching an agitation in the hill district along with the rest of the State if the government does not give importance to the mega dam issue.