‘Stop killing tribals in the name of Maoists’
Posted by Admin on October 31, 2009
NEW DELHI: A fact-finding team of civil rights groups that recently visited some of the violence-infested villages of Dantewada has come out with certain searching posers which seem reason enough to inquire into the so called state action against the Maoists.
Picking up details of brutal repression by security forces against innocent tribals in villages of Gachanpalli, Gompad, Chintagufa, Mukudtong and Jinitong it asks that if the 17 villagers killed by the security forces in two recent separate encounters were Maoists, then why did the security forces leave the bodies in the villages? And what was the point of brutality that preceded killings?
According to the report of 15 member fact-finding team, seven villagers were brutally killed by the security forces on September 17 in Gachanpalli village.
“Kawasi Ganga, 70, who could barely see was stabbed and murdered in his bed while Madvi Deva, 25, was tied to a tree and shot three times and then beheaded.
Another villager Muchaki Deva, 60, of Onderpara who was grazing cattle was beaten and dragged into the village by security forces and then hung on a branch of a tree and pushed into a pot of hot oil and then pulled out and poured over with water..” the report claimed listing gruesome excesses committed against innocent tribals by the security forces in retaliation to Maoists’ violence against their men.
“Why we are being not told about the details of the Maoists killed in Operation Green Hunt? Why the Government flashes only their numbers. It is a deeply perturbing scenario,” said Sharmila Purkayastha, a member of the team. Express Buz