TODAY -

Appeal to Stop Oil Exploration in Manipur

May 11, 2018,



To,
Shri Th Biswajit
The Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industries
Government of Manipur

Subject: Appeal to Stop Oil Exploration in Manipur.

Hon’ble Sir,

Youths Action Committee for Protection of Indigenous People (YACPIP) would like to lay down few points for your kind necessary and urgent consideration.

The Oil India Limited has started the 2D seismic data collection in Manipur without obtaining the Environment Clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change as per the information which we received from the said Ministry’s Regional office at Shillong and for obtaining the Environment Clearance the ultimate responsibility is the Government of Manipur. The liability for failure in obtaining the Environment Clearance will fall upon the Government of Manipur.

We also came to know from various sources that to seek the Free Prior and Informed Consent of the Indigenous People is mandatory to implement any developmental projects as Indigenous people are dominantly inhabited in the state of Manipur. However, to seek the Free Prior Informed Consent of the Indigenous people was not taken in any developmental projects in Manipur which results in the violation of Rights of the Indigenous People as per the United Nation Rights of the Indigenous People, 2007.

Further we received information that the 20 to 25 mine Bombs which have been blasted beneath the ground for the Oil exploration work in Jiribam have failed to obtain prior permission from the Directorate General of Mines Safety which is a clear violation of law of the land and such high handedness by the Oil India Limited is Highly condemnable and also the government of Manipur for allowing the same.

We would like to appeal that the Government of Manipur and India must not forget that the Government is of the people, by the people and for the people and are responsible to act according to the wish of the people.

YACPIP, therefore, request the Government of Manipur, India and the Oil India Limited to Stop all form of Oil exploration and extraction of Natural resources from the Indigenous People’s land immediately in the best interest of the people.

Thanking You!

Yours sincerely,

(Mr L Gulshan)
President


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This Press Release was posted on May 12 2018

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