The residents of three primarily Dalit and tribal settlements in Chiru village in Jharkhand's Palamu district have been protesting since 2018 against stone mining carried out by Dantuta Mines, owned and operated by Anjani Kumar. These settlements are located within 30 metres of the mines. The residents have complained that blasting is carried out at night, which violates the terms of the environmental clearance. The blasting causes pollution, due to which many people in the village, including children, have breathing issues, and many have died due to tuberculosis. A huge stone broke through our roof once during mining. It could have killed my family.
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All India Students' Association, Jharkhand, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
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Anjani Kumar, owner of Dantuta Mines
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In May 2018, armed goons entered homes in the village and beat up men and women who had opposed stone mining. When the victims complained, they were charged with false cases of extortion and theft.
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