Ground report

Targeting women

Print edition : April 29, 2016

Some of the residents of Chintagufa village. Residents of this and other villages in the area complain that they are held accountable for incidents involving naxal violence even when the police have no evidence against them. Photo: Pavan Dahat

Roadbuilding in full swing; for the Maoists road is a symbol of state oppression. Photo: Divya Trivedi

In Nendra village. Photo: Divya Trivedi

The southern districts of Chhattisgarh are in a war zone where the state apparently uses brutal sexual assault of Adivasi women as a deliberate intimidation strategy.
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