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The attacks were carried out in the backdrop of the people of eight panchayats of Saal Valley, under the banner of the Saal Ghaati Bachao Sangharsh Morcha (SGBSM), organising a rally at Chamba town on August 12.

India: Power co goons assault villagers protesting project in remote Himachal valley

By Fri, Sep 16, 2011 11:17AM UTC Comments Off The attacks were carried out in the backdrop of the people of eight panchayats of Saal Valley, under the banner of the Saal Ghaati Bachao Sangharsh Morcha (SGBSM), organising a rally at Chamba town on August 12.

Tension prevails in the remote Saal Valley of Chamba in Himachal Pradesh where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has been turning a blind eye at repeated attacks on villagers protesting against the Hul hydropower project. All attacks have been allegedly carried out by goons hired by the Hyderabad-based Hul Hydro Power Private Limited (HHPPL)....