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The army imposes bans to stop protests against proposed hydroelectric projects

Since 2012 there have been protests, under the banner of Save Mon Region Federation (SMRF) against proposed hydroelectric projects.  These have been peaceful up to now but last week a protest rally in Tawang got out of hand and 2 people were shot.

The army were called in and bans on public gatherings imposed.   

Indian newspaper reports say that the government has decided not to go ahead with the planned hydroelectric projects in the district without consulting residents, and the monks, some of whom have been protesting against the dams.

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