Farmers join rally to protest illegal mining in Babybetta

  • | Monday | 11th February, 2019

The local people are living in a hellish situation,” Mahadevu said.DSS convener Guruprasad Keragodu accused that district administration of not acting against mining owners who are violating the prohibitory order. “Journalists are afraid of visiting Babybetta. There are instances of journalists were beaten and threatened. Mandya: Demanding an end to illegal mining in Babybetta area , hundreds of farmers and progressive thinkers took out a mammoth rally from Visvesvaraya statue to the deputy commissioner’s office here on Monday.Raising slogans against the state government and minister C S Puttaraju , they alleged that the illegal mining mafia is thriving despite scientific evidences showing that such activities pose a danger to Krishnarajasagara reservoir Progressive thinker Hulkere Mahadevu alleged that chief minister H D Kumaraswamy is not acting against illegal mining in Babybetta as he is not ready to let down Puttaraju who owns some mining units there.

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