18th Aug: Urgent Press Conf. on Deteriorating Situation in Bastar

On 18th August (Tuesday), Press Club of India, Delhi, 4.30 PM

New Delhi (Press Invite): As has been reported in the media recently, Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi have been issued threats by IG Kalluri and the Bastar police and administration. An order for excommunication has also been issued. Soni Sori and Lingaram are facing threats due to their work with tribal communities in exposing fake encounters and with undertrials in South Chhatisgarh.

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They are currently in Delhi with Kawasi Hidme, an adivasi woman who was acquitted in 2015, after spending 7 years as an undertrial on false charges.  She was arrested at the age of 15 in 2008 , and was subject to torture, resulting in multiple illnesses and injuries. Two representatives from Nahadi Village, Dantewada are also in Delhi. Nahadi was the site of a fake encounter, where a tribal man, Podia Emala was shot dead.

Adv. Prashant Bhushan, Adv. Vrinda Grover, Arundhati Roy, Annie Raja and Himanshu Kumar will also be addressing the Press Conference.

We invite you to interact with the delegation and speakers.

The Press Conference will be held at the Press Club at 4.30 pm on the 18th of August 2015 (Tuesday).

For more information please contact Himanshu [email protected] 09857349861 or [email protected] 09811209345 or [email protected] 09958797409.