The two back-to-back deaths led to anger, with protests across district headquarters. Chief Minister Raman Singh condemned the deaths, saying the “Maoists were playing violent games with the lives of people”.
This comes after AAP leader and tribal activist Soni Sori was attacked, and the Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group and journalist Malini Subramaniam were forced to leave the city, allegedly under police pressure.
100 such centres are targeted to be developed this year itself, the Prime Minister said at the event which was also attended by Chief Minister Raman Singh and Union Rural Development Minister Birendra Singh among others.
Things though came to a head last week when their landlord was allegedly picked up by police, and his vehicle, his source of income as a taxi driver, seized. Within hours, he asked the lawyers to move out.
A release issued by the Jagdalpur Legal Aid group also said that journalist Malini Subramaniam's landlord was summoned in a similar fashion on Thursday. The scroll.in journalist has also been served with an eviction notice.
A witness in the case against a doctor and two policemen, who are in jail for allegedly gangraping a 20-year-old BSc student in Bhilai in June 2014, allegedly attempted suicide Monday night. The police said Sonal Mahar, a nurse at Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital in Supela, attempted suicide by slitting her wrists while she was […]
It was two busy days and one very busy night that led to the 2014 Antagarh Assembly by-election in Chhattisgarh shrinking from a contest with 13 possible candidates, to a one-sided fight with just two. As reported by The Indian Express, purported tapes suggest Congress candidate Manturam Pawar withdrew following a possible financial deal. The […]