Situation in Bastar Now is Worse than it was in Colonial Times – Activist Bela Bhatia on the Unheard Horrors of Life in Bastar

People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and Bastar Solidarity Network – Delhi Chapter organised a public meeting on’Voices from Chhattisgarh : WHAT THEY DON’T WANT US TO HEAR’. Among the speakers were SONI SORI (adivasi and democratic rights activists), BELA BHATIA (social activist and scholar who has consistently been harassed & intimidated in an attempt to silence her), MANISH KUNJAM (leader of Adivasi Mahasabha who has received multiple threats from Bastar police), Chair: Ujjwal Kumar (Prof., DU.)



  1. As vividly described by the activist Bela Bhatia, the conditions are worse in the area than that before independence. This is mainly because the English could not venture into difficult terrains that easily. But modern capitalists craving for rich resources in the area are swiftly running through the whole landscape while the predators who

  2. The predators who are supposed to be the guardians of Constitution are committing atrocities on women tribals and threatening women activists. This is undemocratic and gross violation of Constitution which accords fundamental rights of life to adivasis