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CASR Demands Release of Chhattisgarh Adivasi Leader Sarju Tekam

CASR strongly condemns the arrest of adivasi leader Sarju Tekam under UAPA and Arms Act, demands immediate withdrawal of the false cases against him and his unconditionally release.   Groundxero | April 3, 2024   Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday arrested tribal leader, Sarju Tekam, for being a ‘Naxalite sympathizer’ and booked him under Unlawful Activities Prevention […]


FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT

On July 28, 2016, the Chhattisgarh Police arrested two people at the Chhattisgarh-Odisha border, and claimed recovery of a massive haul of explosives from them in the state’s Maoist-affected Bastar district. The arrested individuals were identified as Niranjan Das and Durjati Mahangkodo, both residents of Koraput district of Odisha. Senior police officers told the media […]


From Odisha to Chhattisgarh, Adivasi Community is being Displaced and their protests Criminalized in Pursuit of  “development” 

Along with the brutal tree cutting of 50,000 trees within three days, repressive action and arrests have been made against the members of the local organization Hasdeo Aranya Bachao Sangharsh Samiti in Chhattisgarh protesting the coal mines by Adani group. Similarly in Odisha, several arrests and detentions have been made to intimidate the local resistance movements […]


“Roko, Toko, Thoko” – A report on the violence against the Church‐going Adivasi Community in Bastar, Chhattisgarh

A Brief Report on the violence against the Church‐going Adivasi Community of Narayanpur and Kondagaon in Bastar (Chhattisgarh) by Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan.   Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan 1.12.2023   Summary A six‐member team of CBA1 visited the church‐going community2 of Narayanpur and Kondagaon on  24 December, 2022, who had been driven out of their traditional villages […]


A Gandhian activist and his crusade against gagging the voice of dissent

Who is the next target?   Vitriolic attacks on the human rights activists continue unabated in our country. Amidst this despicable ploy to implicate the activists in numerous cases, the next question which obviously arises is, who is the next target? We think we already know the answer. This time, the venomous arrow has been […]



Adivasis’ 330 km Padayatra, seeking cancellation of coal mining in Hasdeo Arand, reaches Raipur

Around 250 residents of Chhattisgarh’s Hasdeo Arand started a march from Surguja district to Raipur, around 330 kilometres away, on 4 October 2021, demanding cancellation of all coal mining projects in their region. Environmentalists and activists also took part in the march. After covering more than 300 km distance to the capital, Raipur over 10 days, […]


CRPF had killed unarmed Adivasis, not Maoists, in Chhattisgarh, says judicial enquiry report

Groundxero | News Report 10 September, 2021   Eight years after security personnel had gunned down eight adivasis, including 4 minors, in an encounter in Edesmetta, a remote forest village  in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, a judicial inquiry report into the incident, submitted to the state government on Wednesday, concluded that none of those killed […]


PUCL mourns and condemns the heavy loss of lives in Chhattisgarh

Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) in a press release condemns the loss of life of security personnel and Maoists in Chhattisgarh and appeals to all parties to maintain calm and bring an end to all hostilities.   Press Release 5th April, 2021   PUCL mourns and condemns the heavy loss of lives in the […]



Proposed Amendments to Forest Act Strengthen State Hand Against Forest Dwellers

The Union government’s proposed amendments to the Indian Forest Act provide unprecedented levels of immunity to forest officials and summarily does away with the presumption of innocence. A GroundXero report.     The preamble to the Indian Forest Act (1927) in no uncertain terms clarifies the attitude of British imperialists towards the Indian forests and, […]


दुश्मन देश का हिस्सा है बस्तर का गोमपाड़, नलकाटोंग? A report on the Sukma ‘encounter’

On August 6th 2018, news reports indicated that 15 ‘Naxals’ had been gunned down by the Chhattisgarh police in Sukma district. This encounter happened near Nalkatong village in the Konta Block of South Sukma. A day after all these claims, hundreds of women adivasis in Bastar protested against this police action, calling it a ‘fake […]


“Because of the kind of greed ingrained in us, nothing will be left” – An interview with journalist Kamal Shukla. Part 2.

Kamal Shukla is a Bastar based journalist. He is the editor of ‘Bhumkal Samachar’ newspaper, published from Kanker. Shukla also writes for several local and national news portals, and heads an organisation – the Patrakar Suraksha Kanoon Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti – which seeks a law to protect journalists in the Bastar region. Shukla was recently […]


‘The exploitative class in Bastar has always been the non-tribals’ – An interview with journalist Kamal Shukla. Part 1.

Kamal Shukla is a Bastar based journalist. He is the editor of ‘Bhumkal Samachar’ newspaper, published from Kanker. Shukla also writes for several local and national news portals, and heads an organisation – the Patrakar Suraksha Kanoon Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti – which seeks a law to protect journalists in the Bastar region. Shukla was recently […]


Civil Liberties Committee hosts 1st Telangana State Conference

Abhishek Bhattacharyya The Civil Liberties Committee (CLC), formerly the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC), has a long history in this region, and the big hall at Sundarayya Vignan Kendram in Hyderabad was packed through the day for their 1st state conference on April 7, with organisers putting out extra chairs along the aisles. While […]