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Social activist Agnes Kharshiing attacked by coal mafia; In critical condition

Social activist Agnes Kharshiing attacked by coal mafia; In critical condition

Shillong, Nov 8 (UNI) Well-known Non-Governmental Organisation activist from Meghalaya, Agnes Kharshiing, was attacked by unidentified miscreants on Thursday afternoon in East Jaintia Hills and taken to hospital in a critical condition, police said.

Ms Kharshiing heads Civil Society Women’s Organisation and had campaigned against the coal mafia in the region.

The 1430 hrs attack on the CSWO President was confirmed by the Meghalaya Police.

Eyewitnesses stated that she received severe head injuries and was rushed to a nearby Primary Health Centre in critical condition. She was taken to Lalong PHC in an ambulance.

Ms Kharshiing had been constantly fighting against the illegal coal syndicate for the past couple of years. She had raised her voice against the rampant coal smuggling in the region.

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