Chhattisgarh News: A year and a half is about to pass for the shooting incident in Silger village of Bijapur district, but the report of the judicial inquiry in this case has not been made public yet. At the same time, the families of 6 villagers who were killed by the police have not received any compensation, due to which hundreds of villagers of Silger village are continuously agitating for their demand.
In support of this movement, Manish Kunjam, former MLA of CPI and currently the divisional convener of CPI Mahasabha, is also demanding justice with the affected villagers, but due to the government’s neglect for one and a half years, Manish Kunjam started the padyatra with the affected villagers. Manish Kunjam has taken out a walk of about 100 km from Silger in Bijapur to Sukma district.
This padyatra passing through Naxal affected areas has not been allowed by the district administration due to security reasons. Despite this, Manish Kunjam along with hundreds of villagers has started a padyatra from Silger in Bijapur to Sukma district. Annie Raja has accused the government of breach of promise. It has also been said that human rights are being violated fiercely in Chhattisgarh.
Padyatra started without permission from administration
Under the leadership of Manish Kunjam, former MLA and Divisional Convenor of Tribal Mahasabha, hundreds of villagers of Silger along with CPI workers have also participated in this padyatra. Manish Kunjam said that as this padyatra progresses, the crowd of people will also increase in this journey.
Through this padyatra, he has talked about taking out a padyatra for various demands including compensation to the villagers killed in the Silger bullet incident, punishment to the guilty police personnel. This padyatra will reach Sukma via Jagargunda. Manish Kunjam said that promises like PESA law, reservation, removal of camps of security forces in tribal areas, providing employment, prominence of Gram Sabha were made to the tribals, which were forgotten. A padyatra is being organized to remind the same promises again. The local administration has not given permission for this padyatra.
human rights violations
CPI’s national general secretary Annie Raja said that the tribals who are opposing the opening of the camp are falling prey to the firing of the force. The tribals are being violated their fundamental rights. He said that the human rights organizations of the state and the Center should take their own cognizance of the situation here. Justice should be given to the victims on the basis of the report of judicial inquiry in all the shootings that took place in Bastar, and the atrocities on the tribal villagers.