Orissa‘s Niyamgiri mountains are going to be mined for bauxite and the Kondh tribal community who have been living in these forests for generations in a sustainable manner will be dislocated. A pristine forest will be bulldozed to ground and with it humanity will lose a mountain that is a treasure of biodiversity and our collective ecological future in these times of climate change.
As a show of solidarity and to appeal to the consciousness of the policymakers, five tribal Kondhs and people of Delhi will join hands for a candle light vigil gathering and staging of shows on Monday, 27th of July at Dilli Haat (opp INA market).
Date: Monday, 27th July, 2009
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Dilli Haat
A Kondh representative will be in London on the same day to appeal to the shareholders of the campany to stop this from happening.
This could be our last chance to save Niyamgiri and the future of Kondhs. And remember with the forests and streams gone, our future and theirs is going to be impacted together.