Goa Federation of Mines Affected People (GOAMAP) strongly condemns police action on people protesting against transportation of ore from Sesa Goa mining company in Usgao, Ponda on 12th October 2009.
Usgao villagers had created blockade of transportation of mining trucks plying from British corporate Vedanta owned Sesa Goa mine at Condli for one week before Police action was enforced arresting 157 protestors.
Few centuries ago one British company known as ‘East India Company’ entered India for business and ended up ruling the country. Today another British company known as ‘Vedanta’ has purchased Sesa Goa and Dempo mining companies and already using Goa Police to clear roads for itself.
GOAMAP urges Goa Government not to use public-funded Goa police force to defend private interests of any of the mining companies in Goa.