Raipur: Varsha Dongre, Deputy Jailer of Raipur Central Jail has shocked the state with her recent post on FB alleging harassment of tribal minor girls by Police Authorities in the state.
Her post on Fb in hindi threw light on the current situation of the tribals in Chattisgarh and the recent reported killing by the naxals.
She questions the authorities to answer why cant there be justice in the state allowing tribal’s to leave peacefully. If the justice is granted by the authorities why would they even approach the naxals?
Varsha says in her post as, “I am a witness to the torture of minor tribal girls…In the police stations, women personnel have stripped and tortured girls as old as 14 and 16…They were given electric shock on their hands and breasts. I have seen the marks…I was horrified…Why third-degree torture on minors? I have given directions for their treatment”.
“We need to introspect, because those who are getting killed in either side of this war in Bastar are our own people. The capitalist system is being forced on Bastar, tribals are being pushed out of their lands, their villages are being burnt, women raped — all this to grab land and forests. All this isn’t being done to end Naxalism”.
“The tribals can’t leave this place as it is their land but when law-enforcers target women and minor girls and false case are registered, where do the victims go for justice?” as she continued saying, “The CBI report says it, the court says it — this is the reality. When human rights workers or journalists tell the truth, they are sent to jail. If everything is fine in tribal lands, why government is so afraid and why people are not allowed to go there?”
If justice prevailed in these places, the tribal people would have felt secure in their lands, but that is not the reality here.
“A particular kind of development can’t be thrust on the adivasis,” she said. “Farmers and jawans are brothers, they shouldn’t kill each other.”
The officials are investigation into the allegations made by Varsha.
“A top jail official has ordered an inquiry in this regard”, a prison department official said.
A DIG-rank officer would investigate about the matter, said the sources, as reported in Huffpost.