Indian activists risk death to expose illegal logging, pollution and mining

Ecologist: The recent death of Indian environmentalist Amit Jethva was the latest in a growing number of disturbing incidents of brutality and violence against activists , report Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt On 20 July 2010, forest campaigner Amit Jethva was shot dead at point blank range by two assailants on motorbikes as he was leaving Gujrat High Court following a meeting with his lawyer. In a country facing an acute environmental crisis as it rapidly industrialises, his assassination was no stray......

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