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India: Landmark Supreme Court ruling a great victory for indigenous rights

Headline Title:  India: Landmark Supreme Court ruling a great victory for indigenous rights 18 April 2013 Today’s ruling by India’s Supreme Court that the Indigenous (Adivasi) communities will have the final decision on plans for a bauxite mine by a subsidiary of UK-based Vedanta Resources in the Niyamgiri hills of Orissa is a landmark victory in recognizing indigenous rights in India, Amnesty International said today. A 670-hectare bauxite mine was due to have been developed on the Dongria Kondh Indigenous community’s traditional lands and habitats which they consider sacred. "The…

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