PANJIM: Goa Mining People’s Front held a public meeting at Curchorem to impress upon the Government to end the mining crisis in the State.

Addressing the meeting All India Trade Union General Secretary Christopher Fonseca said a sudden ban on mining was uncalled for and as a result livelihoods of thousands were affected. He said if the Government fails to resolve the crisis, then the mining-dependent people would be forced to unleash a militant-type struggle to ensure that mining activity commences.