Print edition : August 16, 2019

Ramdhin in hospital with pellet injuries on his chest. Photo: Divya Trivedi

Ramlal, 75, sustained injuries on the head and arm. Photo: Divya Trivedi

In order to outdo Priyanka Gandhi, who announced Rs.10 lakh for the kin of each of the victims, Yogi Adityanath announced an ex gratia payment of Rs.18.5 lakh and dispatched bank officials (in picture) to complete the paperwork at the village itself. Photo: Divya Trivedi

An injured person with a pellet injury to his forehead. Photo: Divya Trivedi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi consoles family members of Sonbhadra massacre victims who had travelled to Chunar Fort in Mirzapur on July 20 to meet her after she was stopped from proceeding to Sonbhadra. Photo: PTI

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visiting an injured person in hospital on July 21. Photo: PTI

The Road freshly tarred ahead of the Chief Minister’s visit to Ubbha. Earlier, it was uneven. Photo: Divya Trivedi

The recent indiscriminate killing of tribal people in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, by Gujjar men once again brings to the fore how governments have failed to protect the land rights of lower-caste and tribal groups. The BJP government in the State only seems to be working hand in glove with the perpetrators.
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