Jharkandis Organization against Radiation (JOAR), India

2004 in Jaipur

For decades, the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd has been mining uranium in Singhbhum District, Bihar State, and has been trying to expropriate and expel indigenous settlers, the "Adivasis" (first settlers). The JOAR, headed by Ghanshyam Birulee, opposes this. JOAR activists have been overwhelmed with lawsuits. Nolens volens they became experts in Indian litigation law.

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