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India’s Dongria Kondh tribe has overwhelmingly rejected plans by British mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills.
Amnesty has welcomed a ruling by India’s Supreme Court over a long-running battle between mining company Vedanta Resources and indigenous communities in Orissa.
An independent tribunal investigating anti-Christian violence in India's Orissa state in 2008 has indicted the state government for failure to protect Christians.
Vedanta Resources will face vocal protests at its AGM today, as NGOs urge the company to give up on their notorious Niyamgiri mine in Orissa, India.
The Indian government has blocked Vedanta Resources’ plan to expand its highly controversial alumina refinery below the Niyamgiri hills in Orissa.
Church groups in India have hailed the murder conviction of a key leader accused of leading mob attacks on Christian targets in Orissa state two years ago.
Experts from the Indian government have released a damning report on the activities of Vedanta Resources in Orissa. Campaigners hope this will put a halt to the firm's controversial mining plans.
Christian villagers are rebuilding their lives more than a year after being attacked by a group of Hindu nationalist extremists in the eastern Indian state of Orissa.
Attacks on the Christian minority in the remote Kandhamal area of India's Orissa state raises questions about the country's claim to be a secular state, says a new book.
According to an Indian church worker, the violence against Christians in the Indian state of Orissa last year was not a one-time event but the consequence of a fragmented society. However, the recent elections give fresh hope.