Protest Against Resumed Dam Project in India

Protesters set fire to government vehicles and staged demonstrations as India resumed construction of a dam in the western state of Gujarat.

An irate mob burned four cars belonging to state ministers soon after the Home Minster officially began construction of the Sardar Sarovar dam, which had been stalled for six years by an environmental lawsuit.

The Save Narmada Movement, whose petition against the Sardar Sarovar was thrown out by India\’s Supreme Court last month has vowed to carry on with its protests against the project.

The Home Minister said that along with the Pokhran nuclear blasts and the Kargil conflict with Pakistan, the Narmada verdict will be one of the most important achievements of the government.