“Chhattisgarh Police sarkar ke goonde hain”: Soni Sori

We spoke to Soni Sori on the situation in Bastar after she delivered a speech late into the night at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has faced violence at the hands of the Chhattisgarh police. Inspite of that, she has resisted every effort to silence her and is determined to stay in Bastar despite threats to her life. She speaks to us about the law and order situation in Bastar, the consequences of violence on women and its impact on adivasi culture. The interview is in two parts. Watch the first part here:


Watch the second part here:



Read our interview with Bela Bhatia here.