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Stop Incarcerating Activists

For a long time now, the Jharkhand government has been avoiding confrontation with people’s issues. Any struggle or protest that takes place today in Jharkhand is automatically viewed as one which is anti-state. Whether the issue is one related to displacement or of resource grabbing or even MGNREGA, no dialogue is considered important; instead, activists are put behind bars.

Several activists have been jailed due to this attitude of the government. The latest detentions in this context have been that of Xavier Dias and Dayamani Barla. Xavier Dias has been active in Noamundi village of West Singhbhum district where for the past two decades villagers have been fighting against Tata Steel for land grab and molestation of women by Tata Steel workers.

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