The killing of a teenage undertrial shows Bastar is a dangerous place to be young
Accused of being a Maoist, Arjun, aged 19, was killed by Chhattisgarh police in a controversial encounter.
Postmortems cast doubt on Chhattisgarh police version of how alleged Maoist was killed
The police claim Madkam Hidme was a Maoist who died in an exchange of fire. Her parents allege she was raped and killed in cold blood.
As court releases Bastar journalist for lack of evidence, another alleges threat to his life in jail
Activists say the July 21 verdict ordering Nag’s release vindicated their claims that journalists in Chhattisgarh were being victimised by the police.
Trafficked to die: What happened to these young girls from Bastar
Twelve girls travelled to a road construction site 1,000 kms away from home. Only 10 survived.
Ground report: The truth about Chhattisgarh’s recent Maoist surrenders
Recently, newspapers reported that 26 Maoists had surrendered in Sukma district. This was hailed as a major success in the fight against Naxalism in Bastar. The reality is more complex.
Why some Chhattisgarh villagers don't want the government to build roads in their areas
The construction programme allows security forces to move easily through the Maoist-dominated region but has not brought schools or hospitals.
Chilling rape allegations force police to conduct rare investigation of security forces in Chhattisgarh
'Such behaviour puts us on the back foot,' said the district collector. 'It derails our efforts to build trust of the local Adivasis in the government.'
Harassed and arrested: Why Chhattisgarh remains a difficult place for both citizens and journalists
The arrest of a journalist who covered a contentious meeting between villagers and the police on September 29 proved yet again how vulnerable reporters are in the conflict zone.