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News from the Dongria Kondh


Tribe slams Ernst & Young award to Vedanta chairman

The award of the ‘Indian Entrepreneur of the Year’ prize to Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal has been met with derision from the Dongria Kondh tribe, whose sacred mountain Vedanta plans to destroy.

Tribe dances in mass protest against British mining company

Hundreds of members of the Dongria Kondh tribe danced and sang through the capital of the Indian state of Orissa on Monday, to mark their opposition to British company Vedanta’s plans to mine their sacred mountain.

Tribe vows to fight mine with axes and arrows

One of India’s most isolated tribes, the Dongria Kondh, is preparing to stop British FTSE 100 company Vedanta from mining aluminium ore on their sacred mountain, after police and hired thugs forced protestors to dismantle a barricade.

British mining company under pressure over mine

British mining company Vedanta is under intense pressure over its plans to mine the Dongria Kondh tribe’s land in India, as a Scottish investment group sells its shares and Amnesty International joins the campaign in support of the tribe.

Vedanta promises no mining without tribe's 'permission'

British mining giant Vedanta's Chairman Anil Agarwal told the company’s AGM today that his company would only go ahead with its highly controversial bauxite mine in Orissa, eastern India, with the ‘complete permission’ of the Dongria Kondh tribe.