Illegal Mining Continues in Krishna’s Land Brij 84 Kos, Saints have been Protesting for 550 Days

Illegal Mining in Brij 84 Kos: There are many hills present in Brij 84 Kos, on which illegal mining is being done for the last several years. The saints have been agitating against this for the last 550 days, but the administration is not ready to listen.
Illegal Mining Continues in Krishna’s Land Brij 84 Kos
Illegal Mining Continues in Krishna’s Land Brij 84 Kos

Illegal Mining in Brij 84 Kos: Brij means the place of Kanha where devotees from all over the world come to paint in the devotion of lord Krishna. Shri Krishna had shown his pastimes in the area of 84 Kos, that is why it is also called Brij 84 Kos.

But today Brij 84 is in discussion for some different reasons. There are many hills here, on which illegal mining is being done for the last several years.

But today Brij 84 is in discussion for some different reasons. There are many hills here, on which illegal mining is being done for the last several years.

Saints have been agitating against this for the last 550 days

Mining is being done on the Aadi Badri mountain and Kankanchal located in Brij for many years.

The saints have been agitating against this for the last 550 days, but the administration is not ready to listen.

Alam is that in protest against mining, a saint has committed self-immolation today i.e. on July 20, while a priest named Sant Narayan Das climbed a mobile tower for more than 24 hours for his demands.

Protest against illegal mining in brij 84 kos
Protest against illegal mining in brij 84 kos

These hills have been the place of Leela of Shri Krishna, they have been revered and pilgrimage places for the people.

Due to illegal mining, many hills here have been sieved and there have been many agitations against it in the past, but mining is not taking its name to stop. In today's report, this matter will be explained in detail.

Saints have been agitating against this for the last 550 days
Saints have been agitating against this for the last 550 days

Illegal Mining in Brij 84 Kos: Act of tampering these hills of Brij is going on for many years

If you are thinking that this movement is only 550 days old then you are wrong. It has been more than a decade since this movement started.

The act of tampering these hills of Brij is going on for many years. It has also been opposed for many years.

Talking about the beginning, it was started by saint of Brij Shri Ramesh Baba and fiercely opposed the Vasundhara government.

Although mining was stopped to some extent after the fall of the Vasundhara government, but now the government has changed but the picture remains the same.

Let us tell you that this movement is going on for 550 consecutive days. This movement is going on continuously since 11 January 2021.

Since then, thousands of sages and saints have been sitting on agitation against this illegal mining. Baba Haribol, who started the movement, had also warned of self-immolation, but today Baba Vijay Das attempted self-immolation.

Illegal Mining in Brij 84 Kos: Mining is going on since 2009

In the year 2009 also, the religious mountains of Brij falling in Deeg and Kaman tehsils of Bharatpur were declared protected forest areas.

But at that time due to tehsil differences, Kankanchal, the main mountain of Brij and some parts of Aadi Badri were left out of being protected forest area.

Protest against illegal mining
Protest against illegal miningImage Credit: HT photo

Due to this, there is a huge amount of mining going on there. Due to the status of forest-protected land to the area of ​​Kanakachal and Aadi Badri mountain, mining will not be done here.

The then District Collector Dr. Himanshu Gupta had prepared a proposal and sent it to the state government.

The state government will issue the notification soon. Let us inform that according to a decision of the Supreme Court in 1996, mining in the forest-protected area is prohibited.

What happened in this movement so far?

  • The movement started on 11 January 2021.

  • Baba Haribol threatened self-immolation.

  • Baba Narayan Das climbed the tower on 19th July

  • Baba Vijaydas attempted self-immolation

Illegal Mining in Brij 84 Kos: Baba Vijay Das set himself on fire

Baba Vijay Das committed self-immolation
Baba Vijay Das committed self-immolationImage Credit: FPJ

In the midst of the 550-day-long agitation against illegal mining, a saint has attempted self-immolation and set himself on fire by spraying petrol.

A saint named Baba Vijay Das has tried to attempt self-immolation in which he suffered severe burns.

The sadhu has been admitted to RBM Hospital in a critical condition. On the other hand, in view of the movement of sadhus, the district administration has stopped internet service in Deeg, Nagar, Kaman, Pahari and Sikri tehsils.

All these hills are not ordinary hills

These small height hills are the Leela Sthali of Shri Krishna. All these hills are revered and pilgrimage centers for every devotee including Brijwasis.

But the so-called local Mev society is bent on eliminating these signs. In the last several years, Mev Samaj has damaged many religious places.

A major part of illegal mining comes in the Parikrama of Brij 84 Kos. Mev society has created obstacles many times in this circumambulation.

More than 10 years long agitation, the threat of self-immolation, gathering of saints, climbing a saint's on the tower, behind all these works there is only one demand for 12 years that this mining should be stopped. The tampering with these revered hills should be stopped.

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