Category:Advocacy

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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