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Addressing a massive dharna staged before Mohali DC office to protest against illegal mining & goonda tax, I warned the civil & police officials acting as puppets of @INCPunjab ministers and leaders that they would have to pay for their misdeeds. 1/3 ImageImage
There is no mine operational in govt books and all #SandMining activities occurring in Mohali are illegal. No clearances have been given for these operations and officers who neglected their duty to stop this will be punished as per law when SAD-BJP forms govt in the state. 2/3 ImageImage
Cost of 1 truck of sand has doubled from Rs 12,000 to nearly Rs 22,000 per truck. Cops are facilitating #GoondaTax of Rs 5,000 per truck. I urge people to take a firm stand against this robbery & refuse to pay. I will stand beside each person fighting the malpractice. 3/3 ImageImage
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1. This History Thread is about the mighty rivers that have defined Myanmar (Burma.) North-south river valley geology shaped regional history. #Rivers, their tributaries & watersheds continue to have enormous political, agricultural & environmental importance. #dams #biodiversity
2. From 12th C. BCE populations migrated along #Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady), #Chindwin, #Salween river valleys to settle in lands that are now known as Myanmar (Burma.) Powerful dynasties rose and fell along the Irrawaddy, including Pyu, Pagan, Ava.
3. British made river port Rangoon (Yangon) colonial capital in 1853. Burma became “rice bowl of Asia” under their exploitation especially in fertile Irrawaddy Delta. River inundation/irrigation can augment monsoon rain for wet rice cultivation. Padi harvest transported by river.
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1. This History Thread is about mining of an array of minerals in Burma (Myanmar) where the geology features varied north-south belts of ores that have long been exploited and exported without protection for environment or workers.
2. Burma trade routes for gems and metals including lead and silver date back to ancient times. #Shan ruby mines were known in 6th Century. #Kachin jadeite was first significantly traded to China (where it would become the obsession of Emperors) in 1784.
3. 1886 British troops took Mogok ruby mines. British surveyed southern Burma tin deposits 1888-1912. Bawdwin, Namtu Shan St. (mined from 15th C. by Chinese) under British exported silver, lead, zinc; future US President Hoover mining engineer there. WW2 Japanese held Bawdwin.
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