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Rat Hole Mining: AITUC Seeks High-Level Probe

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DIBRUGARH, Sept 21: The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) has sought a high level inquiry into illegal rat hole coal mining in Tinsukia district following the death of three coal miners inside a mine recently.

Three coal miners namely Saidul Islam, Hussain Ali and Asmat Ali died on September 18 due to suspected inhalation of poisonous gas while working in a rat hole coal mining at Tikok Malu Hills in Ledo area under Margherita subdivision of Tinsukia district.

The AITUC sought the formation of a high level inquiry committee with sitting Supreme Court judges and adequate compensation to the deceased coal miners.

“We demand that the Assam government should provide Rs 1 crore to each of the victim’s families as compensation apart from government jobs to their dependents. A high level inquiry committee should be formed with the sitting Judges of the Supreme Court without further delay. Moreover we have learned from confidential sources that illegal mining is going on under the knowledge of the district authorities and they are compelled to keep mum because the entire racket is being run under the patronage of some ruling party leaders,” said Ranjan Chowdhury, secretary AITUC, Assam State Committee.

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“The accidental death of mining workers happens from time to time but most of the media doesn’t cover it due to their vested interest. Surprisingly, not a single so-called organization raised their protest against the incident and illegal mining except AAMSU may be due to their religious sentiment. More than one thousand rat-hole coal mining exists in the district. Tinsukia District authorities know everything well but have not yet taken drastic action against the original culprits. Coal India Limited despatch ten trucks on an average daily hereas hundreds of illegal coal loaded trucks are passing through Tinsukia district. Last but not the least, Biswaguru India should immediately stop rat hole coal mining,” he said.

 

 

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