SHILLONG, Jan 06: The recent floating of a tender by the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMDER) for uranium drilling activities in South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district has resulted in the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) reiterating its stiff opposition to any such move.
“We oppose the sealed tender floated by AMDER on December 27, 2016 for carrying out uranium drilling activities in Nongjri,” Khasi Students Union (KSU) SWKH president Forwardman Nongrem said on Friday.
“As the Union sticks to its stand against any attempt to mine uranium in the state, it will also oppose this move of the AMD, which is seen as an attempt to bulldoze the people’s wish,” he added.
Recalling the unanimous decision taken at a public meeting held in July last year, Nongrem warned, “This decision will also apply to the AMDER if it dares to go ahead with its move.”
He also lambasted the department for floating the tender despite knowing fully well that the people of district will not accept uranium mining.
“We also made our stand clear that we will not sit but we will fight against your attempt to disrupt peace and tranquility in the state,” Nongrem said.