• “We want the bare minimum. We want the rule of law in Bastar”: Uma Chakravarti

    Our coverage of feminist historian Uma Chakravarti's talk at the Indian Social Action Forum's (INSAF) event 'Bearing Witness: Voices from Bastar', where she exposes the happenings at Bastar. She describes the state's instrumental role in eating up its own people, paving the way for multi-national capital, and the role of sexual violence in breaking the resistance of the people. Professor Chakravarti is a part of Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS), and has been a vociferous voice against sexual violence as a strategy to terrorise communities into silence.

     


     

    Watch our interview with Bela Bhatia here.

    Read our interview with Nandini Sundar here.

    See the press conference by WSS and Citizens for Peace and Justice in Chhattisgarh, on the situation in Bastar, here.

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