RAIPUR: Strongly condemning attack on tribal rights activist and AAP Lok Sabha member Soni Sori, Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DSZC) on Tuesday issued a statement appealing public representatives and locals to demonstrate strong and intensified protests against the atrocities on Bastar. Maoist spokesperson Vikalp of DSZC in a statement issued to media saying, ” Soni Sori fearless stand against molestation of women by security forces didn’t go down well with police and administration and they attacked on her yet again to shut her mouth.”
Stating about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, Maoist said that during his first visit last year, he brought idea of Salwa Judum II and this time by allowing and attack on Sori, he’s sending out message that anyone who raises voice against government would be considered Maoist or sympathizer, “it’s utter violation of human rights.” Criticizing molestation on women, fake encounters and surrenders, gang-rapes in conflict region, the spokesperson said that it was an attempt to silence those who raise voice against the wrongs, so that the world shouldn’t know the truth. Blaming it on Union and state government, RSS and the BJP sponsored organization Samajk ekta Manch, Naxal Pidit Sangh and Salwa Judum II, the spokesperson said that the attacks and assault on people are being done in joint collaboration with police.
Sori was targeted because she raised voice against assault on women by security forces in October 2015 and took the matter to court with help of lawyers and social workers. Maoist said that police also made attempts to terrify journalist Malini Subramaniam and other social workers and also they made it impossible for a BBC representative to work in the region, which is condemnable. Criticizing molestation on women, fake encounters and surrenders, gang-rapes in conflict region, the spokesperson said that it was an attempt to silence those who raise voice against the wrongs, so that the world shouldn’t know the truth. Communist Party of India (Maoist) appeal people to join hands to fight strong against the rapes, molestation, fake encounters and violation of human rights, the statement said.