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Chintalnar Massacre

A 13-member fact-nding team visited the Chintalnar area of Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh to probe into the incidents of atrocities perpetrated by the Salwa Judum and the state forces on the adivasis living in this area between 11 and 16 March 2011.

The incidents were propagated by the police as an “encounter” between the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Maoists in which, according to the police, 36 Maoists were killed while three special police of cers (SPOs) were eliminated and nine of their associates were injured. The police had celebrated this incident in the media to prove their dominance over the Maoists in the region. However, media persons and fact- nding teams were restricted from going inside on the pretext that this is a “war zone” and hence it is risky for any outsider to go into the area.

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