Chhattisgarh

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Meet Hate Offender Kalicharan ‘Maharaj’ His hate speech has targeted everyone from minorities to women to even Gandhi!

On Friday January 8, 2022, a Pune Court granted bail to Kalicharan Maharaj, alias Abhijit Dhananjay Sarag, who was arrested by Pune police for a hate speech case from December 2021 where he allegedly spoke against Muslims and Christians. The court directed that Kalicharan be released subject to furnishing a bail bond of ₹25,000 and…

Kawardha communal violence: CJP petitions DGP to take certain action against perpetrators Right-wing Hindutva mob pelted stones, and attacked homes in Chhattisgarh

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has written to the Director General of Police (DGP) of Chhattisgarh in connection with the October 5 incident of communal violence in Kawardha town in Kabirdham district. A mob of nearly 3,000 miscreants, carrying saffron flags, allegedly attacked houses and vehicles of people, and also pelted stones. A copy…

Varanasi Church Attack Case

CJP writes to Minorities Commission over attacks on churches Churches in UP, MP, Uttarakhand were vandalised by Hindutva outfit members

Citizens for Justice and Peace, has written to the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to take cognisance of the various instances of attacks on churches, allegedly by right-wing outfits in various states over the past one week. Multiple attacks have taken place in Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh. In the city of Roorkee,…

Almost, but not quite… Which states fared moderately well in controlling Covid-19 and why?

The pandemic, while bringing on a sea of tragedies for Indians, has exposed the unpreparedness of callous governments which left people to the mercy of an over-burdened and structurally weak healthcare system. While the enormity of the second wave of Covid in India caught the central as well as state governments off guard. Some states,…

Police Brutality against UP Adivasis

No procedure of eviction under FRA 2006: Chhattisgarh gov’t Analysis of state gov't affidavit submitted to SC

In a crucial intervention in the on-going litigation by Wildlife First challenging the constitutional validity of the law, Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006, the Chhattisgarh state, in its affidavit filed in July 2019, not only recognises the lapses in recognition of forest rights, but also suggests the way forward. In its affidavit filed as a…

आदिवासियों की मौत का जश्न ख़ूब मनाया छत्तीसगढ़ की सरकार ने विश्व आदिवासी दिवस के कुछ दिन पहले छत्तीसगढ़ के सुकमा ज़िले में पुलिस ने 15 आदिवासियों को मार दिया

छत्तीसगढ़ के बस्तर ज़िले में रहने वाले पत्रकार तामेश्वर सिन्हा ने 9 अगस्त (विश्व आदिवासी दिवस) की अपनी ख़बर में कुछ आंकड़ों का ज़िक्र किया है. ये आंकड़े उन घटनाओं के हैं जो बतातें हैं कि छत्तीसगढ़ के आदिवासियों को छत्तीसगढ़ की ही सरकार किस तरह लूटने और मारने पर आमादा हो गई है.  …

16 साल की आदिवासी लड़की मीना खलखो के हत्यारे पुलिसकर्मी आज भी मज़े से नौकरी कर रहे हैं मीना खलखो की हत्या को सात साल हो चुके हैं पर छत्तीसगढ़ में हत्याओं का सिलसिला बदस्तूर जारी है

छत्तीसगढ़ की हर आदिवासी लड़की शायद इसी डर में जीती है कि एक दिन कुछ पुलिस वाले आएंगे, उसके साथ बलात्कार करेंगे, फिर उसे गोली मार देंगे और कागज़ में लिख देंगे कि ये नक्सली थी और मुठभेड़ में मारी गई.   5 जुलाई 2011 और 6 जुलाई 2011 की दरमियानी रात छत्तीसगढ़ के बलरामपुर ज़िले में करचा…

Adivasi girl held captive and tortured by Chhattisgarh cop Girl's father abducted, forced to sign papers absolving perpetrator

In a shocking case of human trafficking, a minor Adivasi girl was held hostage by an Assistant Sub Inspector and his wife in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. ASI, Shailendra Singh and his wife Shashi, allegedly brought the girl from her village after promising her family that they will give her a better life, but instead forced her into…

Bastar Journalist Kamal Shukla booked on Sedition charges Had shared cartoon about Judge Loya case on Social Media

On April 29, Chhattisgarh Police have booked senior journalist and activist Kamal Shukla on sedition charges under Section 124 (A) of the Indian Penal Code. The matter pertains to a cartoon about the Judge Loya case, criticizing the government and judiciary that Shukla shared from his Facebook wall few days ago. However, his lawyer Isha Khandelwal from Jagdalpur…

Justice for Arjun Kashyap Father Sulo moves Chhattisgarh High Court

Sulo Kashyap, father of Arjun Kashyap who was killed in an alleged fake encounter in Bastar, Chhattisgarh in August, 2016, has moved the Chhattisgarh High Court praying for an independent judicial inquiry into the cold-blooded murder of his son. He is also demanding disciplinary proceedings against the errant officers, compensation to the family of the…

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