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Soni Sori addresses students at JNU, Delhi

Soni Sori, the adivasi leader from Chhattisgarh addresses students from JNU connecting their struggle with the struggle of the adivasis in Chhattisgarh. Elaborating of the challenges that the adivasis face, Soni emphasis the need for freedom of her people to be in their forests, lands, fields and homes. Under the garb of fighting naxalism the state has been systematically killing adivasis who have populated the land for generations so it can have their jal, jungle zameen. Anyone who raises a question about the unconstitutional way in which the forces and police are carrying out their operations is targeted. She also explains the fake encounter of Mardam which was the reason for her being attacked

 

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Testimonies of Victims of Rampant Looting And Sexual Violence By Security Forces In Villages In Bijapur, South Chhattisgarh

An all-India fact-finding team of women visited Bastar to look at the status of women in conflict areas in October 2015. The following videos are of interviews conducted with women who were direct victims of violence perpetrated by the security forces and police during their patrolling of the villages from October 19/ 20 till October 24, 2015, or those who had witnessed these acts. The testimonies mention physical beating, verbal abuse and threats and molestation and rape along with destruction and looting of property in the affected villages of Chinnagelur, Peddagelur, Gundam and Burgicheru.