Jharkhand Human Rights Movement Condemns Police Atrocities on Rights Activists

JHRM
Jharkhand Human Rights Movement
C/o-Mr. Suleman Odeya, Near Don Bosci ITC Gate, Khorha Toli, Kokar,
Ranchi -834001. 0651-3242752 Email: jhrmindia@gmail.com

Press Release

Date: 26/07/2012

JHRM Condemns the police atrocities on Rights Activists

The Jharkhand Human Rights Movement (JHRM) an alliance partner of the Jharkhand Alliance of Democratic Movements (JADM) condemns the police atrocity on rights activists and protestors during the Jharkhand bandh (blockage) on 25 July, 2012. Needless to say that the Jharkhand Government has been acquiring 227 acre of fertile land of the Adivasis illegally and forcefully at Nagri village near Ranchi for the construction of IIM, IIIT and Law University. The villagers have been protesting against it since several months. They had sat in protest for 125 days, where 3 women died due to hit by the sun stroke but the government didn’t hear their plea. While they approached to the Supreme Court and the Jharkhand High Court, the Courts also denied hearing them. Finally, the villagers are in the street to save their lands. Several organizations and political parties are also supporting them.

On the eve of 25 July, 2012, several organizations had organized Masal Julus and informed the people about bandh. Accordingly, the Bandh started at 8 O’clock on July 25, the bandh supporters started their peaceful protest. They had also requested the police not to arrest them. When the people were protesting in Ranchi peacefully and requesting the people to support their bandh, the police started arresting them, beat them with lathis. The police also slapped, hit and kicked them.

Consequently, human rights activist Mr. Gladson Dungdung got severe injuries in his right leg, left leg and right ear-site. A student Mr.Pritam Tirkey also got severe injury in his right hand and General Secretary of Adivasi-Moolvasi Chatra Sangh Mr. Kamlesh Ram got severe injuries in several parts of his body. He was also beaten severely in the police station after his detention. The police also arrested more than 500 students, men and women who were taking in the peaceful bandh.

The JHRM demands for investigation and legal action against the police personals, who were involved in committing atrocities on the rights activists during the peaceful peace Jharkhand bandh.

With regards
Sunil Minj
Chairman
JHRM, Ranchi.

UPDATE 07/08/2012
Gladson Dungdung has been released on bail.

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Categories: 1. News & Events, Adivasi Campaign, South Asia

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One Comment on “Jharkhand Human Rights Movement Condemns Police Atrocities on Rights Activists”

  1. November 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    “PEACE BULDING BY NON WARRING PARTIES- A STUDY OF PEACE BUILDING IN THE MAOISTS CONFLICT OF INDIA”.
    Amongst the numerous Human Right Groups we have that talk about Human Right violations in this conflict; we also need Peace groups by the people who are ready to resolve the conflict. Peace would need a sustained campaign and a political movement by the parties (non aligned to any political party) who are interested in achieving Peace. If the Government or the Maoists are not interested to enter the Peace process that need not be the end of it (People and non combatants should initiate). The notion that only perpetrators of the conflict and the parties who bear arms have capability to end the conflict is untrue. It is hence important for non-combatant parties to realize this fact and to decide a course of action.

    With Regards,
    V.B.Chandrasekaran,
    Peoples’ Peace and Prosperity Mission,
    Chatti Mahatma Gandhi Aashramam,
    Chatti Post, Chinthur Mandalam, Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh- 507 129
    Mobile: 9490109328/ 8297649730
    Email: verivaan2049@gmail.com antarbharatid2010@gmail.com bragadambal@yahoo.co.in

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