Aspects of India´s Economy / By Sudha Bharadwaj
The following is a note on the work and experiences of the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha (Mazdoor Karyakarta Committee), Labour Camp Jamul, district Durg, Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh has a population of about 20 million, with significant proportions of tribal and dalit communities (32 and 12 per cent, respectively). Of the area of 135,000 sq. km., 45 per cent is forest land.
Sanhati / By CDRO, IAPL, WSS
In the morning of 22nd April 2018, an alleged encounter took place in Boriya-Kasnasur of Bhamragarh tehsil of Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra. A fact finding team comprising of 44 persons from across 12 states belonging to three major human rights networks and organisations – Co-ordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO), Indian Association People’s Lawyers (IAPL) and Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) visited the sites of the alleged encounters in the district of Gadchiroli. Their findings show that while the term encounter is being used for all of these instances, they are in fact fake.
Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) / By WSS
Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) condemn the recent spate of genocidal violence unleashed by the Indian State on the adivasis of Central India in the form of ‘encounter’ killings in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra and Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. … Reports coming out of area reveal heartbreaking accounts of how villagers including children gathered for a marriage function were rounded up and killed without provocation by the security forces.