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Corporate onslaught on tribals of Chhattisgarh

by Prabhat



(we have got this article through email by he was asked to contribute in the blog by us. – Editor)


In the age of Internet and Satellite T.V. when the whole world looks like one big family its amazing how the Tribals of Chattisgarh,Orissa,Jharkhand are fighting to save their culture and tradition,their forest,their land from the greed of the Government at the Center,from the State Government and most of all from the MNC’s like Tata,Reliance,Essar,Iffco etc.In the name of development these MNC’s who are capable of buying any politicians are only interested in the mineral reserve available underneath these Tribal lands.


In Chattisgarh is it just a coincidence that ‘Salwa Judum’ started only few days after the State Government signed MOU’s with these Multi National Companies?Tata Steel is being allowed to call the shots in Chattisgarh only few months after they were responsible for the death of nearly 20 tribals who had gathered to protest the land acquisition by the Tata company in Kalingnagar in Orissa.This was not the end of the terror for the innocent Tribals because even their dead bodies were chopped to create fear amongst them.Its shocking that the Press and Television of our country who are at payroll of these companies didn’t write much about it.This is the dark side of these corporate houses like Tata Steel,Reliance etc who project themselves as the leader in nation building.


Salwa Judum in Bastar is a conspiracy to drive the Tribals away from their homeland so that their forest and land can be exploited without any resistance from them.Today more than fifty thousand tribals are living in Camps,nearly 700 villages are empty,rest have migrated to neighbouring state like Orissa and Andra Pradesh,thousands have already died.Where is the world press and media I wonder?


The current State Government has leaders whose forefathers came to Chattisgarh to exploit the Teak Forest and Precious Stone of the State so its not surprising that their sons are also doing the same.The Tribals of chhattisgarh have no voice at all.Instead of reserving the CM post for the Tribals even the Governor of the State has no knowledge about the Tribal Culture and Tradition.


There is so much more to write but the pain I am feeling right now at the state of Tribals is making me to stop.






September 16, 2006 - Posted by | articles, tribal life


  1. Fight back against Salvam Judum!

    Comment by mat mil | March 15, 2007

  2. no one cares Mar 15th, 2007 – 22:02:08

    no one cares except the likes of birla, tata, ambani and other greedy business ‘leaders’ of india who will kill anyone or do anything to make a quick buck. the crap heads would sell their own mata for money.

    Lower Caste Mar 16th, 2007 – 00:37:27

    So does not matter if they were brahims India would so angry but it is some lower group so no cares.

    naxal Mar 16th, 2007 – 00:39:33

    Only 2-300 mil indians live a decent life compared to 800 million others who live like rats

    Comment by mat mil | March 16, 2007

  3. any sugestion as to how to fight back “Salwa Judum”????

    Comment by prabhat | March 26, 2007

  4. Prabhat I am writing an article for an international magazine on the exploitation of the orissa and chattisgarh by the mncs. Could you please provide me some more information on the same, since your article addresses that. Also if you can point at any other resources of research on the web or in person that might help.

    thank you

    Comment by anubhav | April 19, 2007

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