In Chhattisgarh, Adivasis Allege State Coercion, Demand Lawful Mining At One Of India’s Richest Iron-Ore Mines

In a blaze of publicity, a train carrying iron ore made its first journey from one of India’s largest mines to one of its largest steel plants through Maoist country in September 2022. But behind the acclaim, we found Adivasi ranged against Adivasi, as communities protested government intimidation and illegal takeover of their land, in a state run by the party that created laws to protect tribal rights and forests.

05 Dec 2022         ARITRA BHATTACHARYA & AJEET