SHILLONG, March 25: The multi-national Lafarge cement company

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition filed by villagers challenging allotment of forest land for mining to French cement manufacturing company Lafarge in Meghalaya.

Lafarge Umiam Mining, a subsidiary of the French giant Lafarge, has been accused of ignoring the Supreme Court's stay on its mining activities in Meghalaya. The company has, however, denied any violation of the court order.

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