Economic blockade continues on the third day in Tanmar, Sarguja
These are the country people that GODS forgot, but corporatesÂ schemingÂ politicians middle men,Â corruptÂ officials toutsÂ knowÂ it tooÂ well. Price less land to grab. Pre-pubertyÂ adivasi girls anyÂ one canÂ rape , be assuredÂ there will be NO FIR, MLC, investigation, Courts , publicÂ outrage, mediaÂ exposure. CorporatesÂ are acknowledgedÂ for theirÂ meticulousÂ managementÂ and reach.
TanmarÂ DisttÂ SargujaÂ Chattisgarh, onceÂ godsÂ ownÂ country is protectedÂ byÂ theÂ fifthÂ schedule ofÂ theÂ IndianÂ Constitution. Coal, iron-oreÂ and waterÂ is in abundance. TwentyÂ yearsÂ ago ChhattisgarhÂ wasÂ formed, theseÂ vulturesÂ descended, promisingÂ development. The GovtÂ acquiresÂ landÂ for industries , there is a setÂ proceedureÂ and law. CompensationÂ will be borne by industrial units. RehabilitationÂ willÂ be done by stateÂ govt beforeÂ taking awayÂ adivasis land. Then there is a lengthyÂ processÂ of noticesÂ publicÂ hearings which the modernÂ day dacoits don’t want. It sets theÂ parametersÂ of what one adivasiÂ will get.AlsoÂ defines and fixesÂ the liability ofÂ corporate, whichÂ they do not want. Thus this unholy nexus of corporates, politicians, officialsÂ and toutsÂ cameÂ intoÂ existence. The victims are thoseÂ simpleton adivasis, whoÂ have lost their everything. TheÂ police drive down to their villages asking them to sign some unknown documents. SomeÂ signÂ someÂ ask what is it. ThoseÂ asking what it isÂ are herded to the police station. After some time adivasi children come asking for their parents. BoysÂ are simplyÂ killed by a speeding truck, just as if on cue. Their bodies are handed back onlyÂ after a hefty sum has been to the doctors in the name of postmortem which was not done,even not oneÂ MLC (medical legal case) exists in the files . The girlsÂ are public meat for all. Owner of one big industrial group was reportedly personallyÂ presentÂ to supervise the raping in his presence.
The courtsÂ areÂ out of bounds for them, Adivasis disturb the law and orderÂ are shooed away, persistentÂ ones are arrested. ThenÂ the girls are shifted from thana to thana on monthly basisÂ for anyone’s pleasure.
The acquisitionÂ and rehabilitationÂ is also aÂ quaint process here. Dead of nightÂ you suddenly hearÂ rumblings and roar of bulldozers. TheyÂ do nothingÂ to your house , simply dumpÂ huge heaps of soilÂ all around , better stillÂ dig deep trenchesÂ so no one can enterÂ orÂ go out . In theÂ morningÂ revenueÂ officialsÂ willÂ be there , remove all meagre belongings and place it under a tree, saying this is your new house.
EachÂ villageÂ has been connected by cemented road. ThereÂ areÂ check postÂ barriersÂ in each villageÂ on the entryÂ and exitÂ sides . BARRIERSÂ ARE OWN EDÂ AND MANNED BY CORPORATEÂ HOUSES .EvenÂ ifÂ a villager dies, permission fromÂ theÂ industrial house is to be taken for conducting last rites.
These agitating brave heartsÂ want that acquisitionÂ lawÂ should be implemented in word and spirit. Give usÂ Â ourÂ due compensation as per law, rehabilitate us as per law before you take our lands. THAT ALL. Nothing more.
When the development is complete, adivasiÂ girls areÂ employed in theÂ units. Afraid parents accompany them in theÂ buses, clutching girls hands. On alighting girls are snatched away taken to roadsideÂ dhabasÂ and left freeÂ after an hour.
Yes this happened on regular basis THIS IS THE SAME VILLAGEÂ TAMNAR ,whereÂ road has been blockedÂ by the adivasis, thousandÂ trucksÂ on each side have piled up. Use of force is imminent. WILL SEE IF THE WILL OF DEMOCRACYÂ SURVIVES. GOLIATHÂ HAS TO DIE, DAVIDÂ HAS STOOD UP.