Demands from the Chhattisgarh Government

  • Disband and disarm Salwa Judum immediately.
  • Stop appointing Special Police Officers.
  • Stop Recruiting children and adolescents below 18 years of age.
  • Allow tribal communities to return to their villages.
  • Government to rebuild burnt and broken homes.
  • Stop harassment and allow free access to journalists, civil society organization, and medical camp and education workers.
  • Repeal the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act 2005
  • Create a conductive atmosphere for dialogue to find political resolution to political issues.
  • Stop arrests, detention and false implication of Human Rights Activists, Social Workers etc. and release all such persons.

Demands from the Government of India

  • Stop aiding and abetting Salwa Judum in the name of promoting “local resistance groups.”
  • Institute a high level independent enquiry into all acts of violence-rape, arson, loot, murder and disappearances by Salwa Judum and paramilitary forces and initiate criminal proceedings.
  • Recognize the right to live and dignity of internally displace people living outside Chhattisgarh and ensure their safety.
  • Create a conductive atmosphere for dialogue to find political resolution to political issues.

Demands from the Communist Party of India (Maoist)

  • Stop all forms of violence
  • Create a conductive atmosphere for dialogue to find political resolution to political issues.
  • Stop recruiting children and adolescents below 18 years of age.
  • Allow safe return of villagers to their home including the Salwa Judum supporters.

Appeal to Members of Parliament

  • Raise this issue in the parliament and demand a parliamentary debate on Ministry of Home Affairs’ policy of promoting “local resistance groups” in general and Salwa Judum in particular.
  • Institute a Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate the role played by the state police, political parties and Ministry of Home Affairs in creating the civil war situation.

Appeal to all concerned citizens

  • Please visit Dantewada to assess the situation yourself.
  • Raise your voice against Salwa Judum and the flagrant human rights violations in Chhattisgarh, wherever you are.
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