Chhattisgragh

Indian Tribal activist Soni Sori- Burnt & bullied in ‘police state’ of Bastar

Posted by :kamayani On : February 29, 20160

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Tribal activist Soni Sori, her face blackened with a chemical, after the attack on February 20. Picture courtesy Deshbandhu
Tribal activist Soni Sori, her face blackened with a chemical, after the attack on February 20. Picture courtesy DeshbandhuFeb. 20: A tribal activist alleging fake encounters in Maoist-hit Bastar has her face burnt with a chemical on a highway.
Feb. 7: A journalist reporting on alleged rape of tribal women by police has her home stoned by vigilantes, frightening her into leaving Chhattisgarh.Mid-Feb: Police summon and pressure landlords to evict women lawyers aiding arrested tribals and a former academic uncovering alleged police oppression.

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Harassment of Christian schools continues in central India

Jagdalpur: Principals of some top Christians schools in Chhattisgarh state have been asked to furnish details about crosses and other religious articles displayed in their institutions.

“This is another case of sheer harassment,” Fr Mathew Kunnel, coordinator of Catholic schools in Jagdalpur diocese, told Matters India on Wednesday.

The Carmelite of Immaculate priest, who is also the principal of Nirmal Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School in Jagdalpur, said the District Education Officer (DEO) of Bastar has asked seven schools in and around the city to respond within seven days.

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