Bela Bhatia attacked in Bastar

Bela Bhatia, social activists and researcher, has been once again attacked late last night by goons. Read Bela’s statement below:

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“I have been attacked by a mob of 30 or so men who came in a white bolero-type vehicle and mobikes. This was the beginning. Later it became big and ugly. They threatened their way inside the house. They said I would have to leave the house immediately or they would burn the place. Somehow I persuaded them to aloow mw to change and that I would leave the house right then. I managed to call the collector and alert him to what was happening. I locked the house and came out. They had got the landlady to come out and were threatening her that she must see to it that I move out imeediately. I kept reassuring them that I would asap. That my landlord and his sons had been called to the thana yesterday. And that they have already communicated to me that I must leave. They were very belligerent and kept threatening to break the lock and burn. The sarpanch had come by then and was watching. After about half an hour police arrived from Parpa than a including the thanadar. The belligerence of the mob continued.”

Anirban Bhattachrya of Jawahar Lal University writes in his social networking post – This is yet another instance of Kalluri’s coordinated attack on what he calls “white-collared Maoists”, i.e anyone who speaks up against the reign of state terror and corporate greed and anyone who dares to stand by the people’s struggle for their jal-jangal-jameen…
#BastarSolidarityNetwork (Delhi Chapter)

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