Sikkim locals protest hydel projects

PUBLISHED ON: August 6, 2007 | Duration: 3 min, 07 sec

   
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Prayers and protests have come together in Sikkim to stop the 26 hydel projects cleared for construction on the Teesta river. This is the longest ever hunger strike in Sikkim over any issue and is raising fundamental questions on the random sanctioning of dams along the Eastern Himalayas, considered one of the most volatile seismic and ecologically fragile areas in the world.
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