Bharat Mukti Morcha expresses deep condolences to the families of those dead in the cuddegal mine collapse in Sanguem, Goa on June 18, 2011. Mine operated by Fomentos collapsed with 3 people working on mine – Gullapa Chamli, Ajit Naik and Tipaji Kotrech - reporting dead after being buried alive under the mine at Babuli vaddo, Cuddegal, in Kirpal-Dabal Panchayat jurisdiction. Couple of bodies are still not traced. The life of the neighboring villagers who are mostly STs is at grave risk due to this mine.
Bharat Mukti Morcha also condemns Fomento mining company for this criminal negligence and advises Goa Government to arrest the owner of the company Avdooth Timblo for criminal trial. Bharat Mukti Morcha also condemns department of Mines and Geology for its complacent attitude. Goa’ brhamanical government is systematically promoting the occurrences of mining disasters in Goa as is evident from the fact that mining company owner Radha Timblo is still not arrested in case of Tollem mining disaster in Sanguem that took place in 2008 leading to death of 2 people.
Bharat Mukti Morcha also condemns central government agency – Indian Bureau of Mines- based in Margao for it is dozing to the glory while mining companies are busy in taking away precious lives of people in Goa and those working on mines.
Bharat Mukti Morcha considers this mining disaster as a sign of increasing corporate criminal negligence leading to loss of life. Bharat Mukti Morcha is of the view that all the mines in Goa must be taken away from private operators and nationalized.