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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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]