Undefeated and fearless Mahan Sangharsh Samiti (MSS)’s meets in Bandhaura, since the Govt gave stage-2 clearance to Essar for mining coal there. The people in the meeting, together, emphasized two points : 1. Now on, they will not accept the ministry’s decisions (as Govt broke its own Forest Rights Act for corporate benefit, betraying the people in Mahan); 2. MSS will keep on fighting till they save Mahan forest and the people’s livelihood there. Some company agents tried to disrupt the meeting, but seeing the strong opposition from all the villagers present, they did a disappearing act! – Vivek Goyal reporting from Bandhaura village, Singrauli.