Special Correspondent

LONDON: Members of the rights group, Survival International, held a protest outside the Indian High Commission here on Wednesday to seek Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention in stopping British mining giant Vedanta Resources from “destroying” the land of Orissa’s Dongria Kondh tribe.

In a letter, addressed to the Prime Minister, they handed over to the High Commission, the protesters said environment clearance for the mining project in the region was given without consulting the local community.

“It is impossible to blast three million tonnes of rock from an open pit every year for 25 years without having the most profound impact on people in the vicinity,” it said.