The mandate for the criminal justice system and the civil society to monitor prisons is quite clear, but it’s the will that’s missing.
‘Big breaking news’, a WhatsApp message advertising the police protest said. “In Kondagaon at 3:30 PM, the police will burn the effigies of Nandini Sundar, Bela Bhatia, Manish Kunjam, Himanshu Kumar.”
Adivasi activists speak about the current situation in south Chhattisgarh
Adivasi activists, lawyers and others are being punished for daring to raise their voice against fake enounters, fake surrenders, rapes and everyday harassment by the police, says Lingaram Kodopi.
The Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group has alleged that the SIT constituted by the state police to investigate a chemical attack on Soni Sori has resorted to harassing her relatives, and has illegally detained her sister and brother-in-law.
What we need is a full national symbol –a slant-eyed, black Bharat Mata, crippled by hunger and deprivation, pain and disease, dressed in rags and chains, howling in rage while being eaten by a lion and getting ready to be reborn unchained.
I visited Chhattisgarh this February and learnt first-hand how the criminal justice system operates in conflict zones.
The Chhattisgarh police probe team returned to the state without making an effort to talk to Umar Khalid, who SRP Kalluri says may be part of the plot to attack on Soni Sori.
If the violence of the Jat agitation did not knock on my door, some other riot would have. For governments have shown that they will only heed mobs gone berserk; it’s the peaceful protests they want to crush.
An attack on constitutional freedoms in India’s capital, but a gaping constitutional void in her heartland.
New Delhi: Three unidentified motorcycle borne youths attacked tribal activist and Aam Aadmi Party leader Soni Sori with an acid like chemical in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, leading to immediate demands for action against a senior police officer and others who have of late been […]
As journalists, scholars, lawyers and political activists documenting the unfolding tragedy in Chhattisgarh are systematically hounded out of the region, fears mount for what’s in store for Bastar’s adivasis.
In the forested adivasi areas of Chhattisgarh, the Constitution of India and the orders of the Supreme Court hold no sway over the government.
A close associate of the CPI leader remembers a life of great simplicity and commitment.