Hyderabad: Former Justice B. Chandra Kumar on Sunday said courts should take cognizance of the uranium mining the Nallamala forest and take suo moto action in the favour of public interest.
“Most of the people living in the region where the survey has been conducted and holes have been dug deep in the ground are innocent tribal people... Courts should take suo moto action,” the former judge said, addressing a conference was organised by advocates on the exploration of uranium mining in the Nallamala forest.
Retired scientist Dr. Babu Rao said, “There is no point of digging for uranium in Nallamala forest as it is a wildlife and tiger reserve. Initially, the company had provided false information and the state government gave permission, which should be cancelled immediately.”
Mr. Rao further said that the hazardous chemical discharges will damage our ecological system and human life.
Social activist Sajaya Kakarla slammed the state government raising the question about why preliminary permission was given for the exploration of uranium. She said, “Now just because of the people’s movement and agitation against the uranium exploration, they are claiming to be against it,” she said....