Cong MLA summoned for flouting laws in mines
Shillong: Ruling Congress MLA Nehlang Lyngdoh in Meghalaya has been summoned by the Jaintia Hills district authority for allegedly flouting labourers safety norms in coal mines owned by him in the district, officials said.
Lyngdoh was summoned by the district authorities on Friday after the visit of the members of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to the coal mines in the district, known for rat-hole mining activities.
The mines owned by the legislator have allegedly no safety measures and there are no labour welfare activities in the mines, the sources said.
The Commission member Yogesh Dube urged tribal mine owners to address issues of labour, health and education and asked them not to recruit children at the hazardous mines.
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