A nine-year old boy recently filed a public interest petition against the “unsafe” mining activities of  India’s biggest mining company – UK-listed Vedanta Resources plc. Akaash Naik was backed by Claude Alvares, the highly-esteemed director of the Goa Foundation. Last week, he met with some success: Bombay’s High Court ruled that the company should halt its activities at two of its open pits.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=9494.
Vedanta petition
A number of people concerned about Vedanta have drawn up a petition to the company’s investors, asking them to disinvest. See http://www.PetitionOnline.com/vedanta2/petition.html.