Chhattisgarh: Protest Rally over fake encounter Killing of Seven Villagers
Posted by Admin on August 5, 2009
July 1st: Over five thousand tribals of Tongpal area of Dantewada district observed a rally which later converted into a public meeting as a mark of protest against the stated fake killing of seven tribals by the security forces naming them naxals at village Kokawada under Tongpal police station area on 20th this month.
The rally started from the Panchayat building premises located at village Kedmaraas, 7 kms away from Tongpal on Monday afternoon. After crossing seven kms long journey the rally converted into a public meeting at Tongpal. This meeting and rally was attended over by about 5000 tribals of the area consisting of all community (clans) of tribals.
In th meeting, taken place last evening at Tongpal the participants demanded unanimously to provide an x-gratia of rupees 10 lacs each to the family members of seven tribal villagers of village Soutnar, who have been killed by the police showing fake encounter and falsely naming them as naxals who were in fact the innocent tribals villagers. The second demand raised was to conduct judicial inquiry into the happenings on 20th June, there at Kokawada and lastly it was urged to the Government that the justice should be given to the villagers without prejudices and the culprits must be punished.
It is to recall that, on 20th June in a naxal land-mine blast eleven CRPF cops have lost their lives and nine had been injured. Later, police has claimed to kill seven naxals in encounter there immediately after the blast. From the vary date of the incident, the voices of various communities of the tribals along-with the leadership of Congress and CPI, was raised that these killed seven persons were innocent tribals having no nexus with the naxals. eTDS