We fly into Raipur, the advice given by civil rights activists ringing in our ears: be careful which hotel you check into, since most report any arrivals—especially of journalists—to the local poli

Sections of the left do not want to intensify the political struggle of the poorest of the poor, but to

The adivasis regard the Maoists as their friends for it is these rebels who have stood by them. All the normal channels of redress are closed for them. The police beat them. The political parties

R Krishna Das / Raipur November 19, 2009, 0:28 IST

But, process is getting frozen wherever the state retreats before the Naxals, complain officials and industries.

Ramsingh Sai willingly sold his two acres of land to a private power company in Pusar village of Raigarh district for Rs 3 lakh a year ago. Now, he stands to get Rs 15 lakh more.

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For its stand against Salwa Judum in Chhattisgarh a non-profit in Chhattisgarh that has been vocal about human rights abuse by Salwa Judum became the target of the Dantewada district administration

The Supreme Court, which is hearing writ petitions on the Salwa Judum in Chhattisgarh asked the National Human Rights Commission to constitute a fact finding committee that would prepare a report on allegations

Caught between the state and Maoists, people are the casualty

Election authorities in Chhattisgarh are carrying out a detailed survey of the tribal population taking shelter in Salwa Judum relief camps in Naxalite-infested Dantewada and Bijapur districts of Bastar region in the state. "We have asked the district collectors of Dantewada and Bijapur to carry out a detailed survey and find out which village the tribals belong to and whether their names figure in the electoral rolls in their respective areas," the state chief electoral officer Alok Shukla said.

February 7: Tribal welfare department target forming a state-level monitoring committee February 12-29: Dissemination of information regarding the Chhattisgarh guidelines along with training of members of the forest rights committee (FRC), sub divisional level committee (SDLC) and district level committee (DLC) February 25-29: FRC, SDLC and DLC to be formed March 1