Cover Story

War on Bastar

Print edition : April 29, 2016

CRPF personnel at Chintalnar village in Sukma district. The area is only a few kilometres from the site of the Maoist ambush in which 76 security personnel were killed in 2010. Photo: Pavan Dahat

Four "Maoists" killed recently in an encounter in Bastar. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Soni Sori in Raipur. The tribal activist has been subjected to harassment. Photo: Divya Trivedi

The economist Jean Dreze, who, along with his partner Bela Bhatia, has been accused of being a naxalite. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

The Chhattisgarh government’s all-out attack on the poor tribal residents of the mineral-rich region and all sources of support for them, in the guise of combating the Maoists, actually has the twin objectives of crushing opposition to corporate-led mining and pushing the Sangh Parivar’s Hindutva agenda.

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