People hit by mining hold protest march

 Around 150 mining-affected villagers from Velguem, Pale and surrounding areas marched from Velguem to Pale and back; a distance of 18km to and fro; in protest against the attitude of the authorities concerned in giving them justice.

The agitators shouted slogans against authorities, holding banners in their hands whilst walking.

The agitators shouted slogans such as khan grastancho aawaz (voice of mining affected people) and chuk kelea konim, shiksha bhogta kon? (People are being punished for mistakes done by others). [TOI]