IMPHAL: The Rilram Area Maring Organisation (RAMO) has unanimously resolved to ban and prohibit villages from its jurisdiction to issue any form of no objection certificate (NOC) to cooperate agencies and departments related to mass mining (chromites) in the area.
In a press release of RAMO signed by its president Ch. Morung it was stated that the restriction were imposed as per the resolution of a meeting held on October 3 at Rilram Centre village.
Further, RAMO added that any attempt to execute minerals mining in the Maring area by the government would be considered a violation of indigenous people’s rights.
While, it added that the organization will fight forceful attempts made by the government to mass mining in line with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, he added.