Economic blockade continues on the third day in Tanmar, Sarguja
These are the country people that GODS forgot, but corporates scheming politicians middle men, corrupt officials touts know it too well. Price less land to grab. Pre-puberty adivasi girls any one can rape , be assured there will be NO FIR, MLC, investigation, Courts , public outrage, media exposure. Corporates are acknowledged for their meticulous management and reach.
Tanmar Distt Sarguja Chattisgarh, once gods own country is protected by the fifth schedule of the Indian Constitution. Coal, iron-ore and water is in abundance. Twenty years ago Chhattisgarh was formed, these vultures descended, promising development. The Govt acquires land for industries , there is a set proceedure and law. Compensation will be borne by industrial units. Rehabilitation will be done by state govt before taking away adivasis land. Then there is a lengthy process of notices public hearings which the modern day dacoits don’t want. It sets the parameters of what one adivasi will get.Also defines and fixes the liability of corporate, which they do not want. Thus this unholy nexus of corporates, politicians, officials and touts came into existence. The victims are those simpleton adivasis, who have lost their everything. The police drive down to their villages asking them to sign some unknown documents. Some sign some ask what is it. Those asking what it is are herded to the police station. After some time adivasi children come asking for their parents. Boys are simply killed by a speeding truck, just as if on cue. Their bodies are handed back only after a hefty sum has been to the doctors in the name of postmortem which was not done,even not one MLC (medical legal case) exists in the files . The girls are public meat for all. Owner of one big industrial group was reportedly personally present to supervise the raping in his presence.
The courts are out of bounds for them, Adivasis disturb the law and order are shooed away, persistent ones are arrested. Then the girls are shifted from thana to thana on monthly basis for anyone’s pleasure.
The acquisition and rehabilitation is also a quaint process here. Dead of night you suddenly hear rumblings and roar of bulldozers. They do nothing to your house , simply dump huge heaps of soil all around , better still dig deep trenches so no one can enter or go out . In the morning revenue officials will be there , remove all meagre belongings and place it under a tree, saying this is your new house.
Each village has been connected by cemented road. There are check post barriers in each village on the entry and exit sides . BARRIERS ARE OWN ED AND MANNED BY CORPORATE HOUSES .Even if a villager dies, permission from the industrial house is to be taken for conducting last rites.
These agitating brave hearts want that acquisition law should be implemented in word and spirit. Give us our due compensation as per law, rehabilitate us as per law before you take our lands. THAT ALL. Nothing more.
When the development is complete, adivasi girls are employed in the units. Afraid parents accompany them in the buses, clutching girls hands. On alighting girls are snatched away taken to roadside dhabas and left free after an hour.
Yes this happened on regular basis THIS IS THE SAME VILLAGE TAMNAR ,where road has been blocked by the adivasis, thousand trucks on each side have piled up. Use of force is imminent. WILL SEE IF THE WILL OF DEMOCRACY SURVIVES. GOLIATH HAS TO DIE, DAVID HAS STOOD UP.