Meghalaya miners: Have to believe in miracles, Centre to SC


Meghalaya miners: Have to believe in miracles, Centre to SC

The Centre told the Supreme Court Friday that it has to “believe in miracles” and see if the 15 miners, who have been trapped for almost a month inside an illegal rat-hole coal mine filled with water in Meghalaya, come out alive.

It said the authorities were making all efforts to save the lives of these persons and the Indian Navy and planes and helicopters of the Indian Air Force have been deployed in the rescue operation.

“We have to believe in miracles,” solicitor general (SG) Tushar Mehta told a bench of Justices AK Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer, which observed that it was not known if they were still alive.

“There is no dispute that you are making efforts. Whether they (miners) are alive today, we do not know. May be somebody is alive there. You have to take them out,” the bench told Mehta, adding, “You have to continue making efforts”. Read More

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