Raipur, June 8 -- Tribals on Friday started protest against mining operations on a hill in Bailadila area of Moaist affected Dantewada saying that the hill was their deity. The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) owns the mine and has allocated it to Adani Enterprises for operation. Both NMDC and Adani Enterprises issued statements saying the operations were commencing after taking all clearances. Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallava said, "No permission has been taken for the protest... If the protestors will try to disturb law and order situation, strong action will be taken."

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