We demand that the Chhattisgarh Government:

Þ Disband and disarm Salwa Judum immediately

Þ Stop appointing Special Police Officers

Þ Stop recruiting children and adolescents below 18 years of age

Þ Allow Adivasis to return home to their villages; wherever houses and property has been destroyed or damaged, government should re-build them.

Þ Stop harassment and allow free access to journalists, civil society organisations, and medical and education workers to Dantewada.

Þ Repeal the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act 2005

Þ Create a conducive atmosphere for dialogue to find political resolution to political issues

Þ Stop arrests, detention and false implication of Human rights activists, social workers etc and release all such persons.

We demand that the Government of India:

Þ Stop aiding and abetting Salwa Judum in the name of promoting “local resistance groups”.

Þ 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.

Þ Recognise the right to life and dignity of internally displaced people living outside Chhattisgarh and ensure their safety

Þ Create a conducive atmosphere for dialogue to find political resolution to political issues

We demand that the CPI (Maoist):

Þ Stop all forms of violence

Þ Create a conducive atmosphere for dialogue to find political resolution to political issues

Þ Stop recruiting children and adolescents below 18 years of age

Þ Allow safe return of villagers to their home including 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 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 Dantewara and assess the situation yourself.

Raise your voice against Salwa Judum and the flagrant human rights violation in Chhattisgarh wherever you are.

3 Responses to “We Demand”

  1. anju khemani Says:

    I can help with documentation. Please let me know whom to get in toch with.
    Anju
    Hyderabad

  2. robert1107 Says:

    As India is a member of the United Nation’s is there any way that U.N. peacekeepers could be brought in, India as well as all nation’s pay membership and this obvious blatant disregard for human life and property which has been going on now for too long needs immediate and urgent attention.

    robert wilson
    concerned citizen U.K.


  3. I liked this line in particular :
    Stop harassment and allow free access to journalists, civil society organisations, and medical and education workers to Dantewada.

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