08 March, 2021

‘Rape Victims Have No Clue About Legal Proceedings’

Deep inside the forests of Bastar, Malina, who is a functionary of the Jagargonda Area Committee, speaks on police atrocities in the Maoist heartland....

‘Rape Victims Have No Clue About Legal Proceedings’
outlookindia.com
2017-06-19T15:45:03+05:30

Deep inside the forests of Bastar, reticent Maoist commander Hidma chose to send one of his deputies to speak with Outlook. Claiming to be a Gond, Malina, who is a functionary of the Jagargonda Area Committee, appeared with three armed guards while the dreaded Battalion One lurked nearby. After handing out some press notes, she justified, with her own ideology, the recent attack on the security forces in Burkapal; the supposedly fake surrenders and why Maoists tax villagers and sometimes kill them. Fluent in Telugu and Gondi, Malina spoke in broken Hindi while caressing the barrel of a self-loading INSAS rifle that had apparently been snatched away during a raid. Edited excerpts:

What do you have to say about the April 24 killings at Burkapal? Eventually the road will bring some much-needed welfare for the villagers.

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