Operation Kill Dissent? Activist Bela Bhatia's house attacked in Bastar; Chhattisgarh govt, police want her out
About 30 miscreants stormed Bela's home at Jagdalpur on Monday and threatened to burn her home if she did not leave with in 24 hours.
Well-known researcher and tribal activist Bela Bhatia was attacked in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh on Monday.
NDTV reported that about 30 miscreants stormed her home at Jagdalpur on Monday and threatened to burn her home if she did not leave with in 24 hours. The mob asked the activist to leave her home immediately and killed Bela’s dog.
The goons came in a Bolero car bearing the registration number CG173056, and threatened to kill the activist's landlady also, added reports.
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The mob also took a letter from the landlady saying Bela will leave in a day.
Rights activists across the country condemned the use of such force and intimidatory tactics against Bhatia, who has done stellar work to protect tribal and adivasi women in Maoist-dominant Bastar. In the state versus Maoist battle for Bastar, women, most of all adivasi women, are bearing the worst police atrocities including rape.
Hey @drramansingh. Are researchers unwelcome in Bastar? Why is Bela Bhatia being attacked? Does the constitution still apply in your state?
— APSC (@ambedkarperiyar) January 23, 2017