Tehelka Chronicles Lalgarh Violence, Offering Preview of What's To Come

Tehelka offers an in depth look with multiple perspectives on the state violence in Lalgarh, West Bengal, and its implications.  Among the most disturbing aspects of what they write about is how the release of anyone remotely accused of Maoism, whether or not there is any truth to the notion, is increasingly politically verboten.  Coming on the heels of the much belated release of Binayak Sen and the announcement of a very large escalation of the Indian government's attempts to eliminate 'Maoism', it seems to me that the silent war on the poor and disempowered has shifted and left the realm of solely policy to the realm of combat.

The articles are definitely worth a read.  More on this theme later...

By: on 2 Nov 2009