In an unusual turn to the process of land acquisition for industrial projects, Latehar district’s Jala village has split along caste lines, with one group demanding that the Gram Sabha be convened a second time to overturn an earlier rejection of a mining project. On the other hand, a group of villagers opposing the project claim that the Tritiya Sammelan Prastuti Committee, a Left Wing Extremist group, is in favour of mining and has even threatened to kill one of them if he does not relent.