The Gauhati High Court has sought a report from the Meghalaya Government on the recent mine mishap which claimed lives of 15 miners. The court also asked the Meghalaya Government to give detials fo the steps it has taken to ensure safety of miners in the state.
A PIL on the coal mishap was registered following a note from the Registrar of the Shillong bench of the High Court who presented newspaper reports to the court on the incident.
Accepting the PIL on the mishap, the Shillong bench of the court in a directive asked the state government to submit the report in the form of an affidavit by August 28.
The court underlined the importance of framing a mining policy for the state and observed that human life is too precious.
Source: August 2 | Newsonair