Agnivesh attacked by protesters in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 23:20

Raipur: Alleged members of Salwa Judum on Saturday
threw eggs at the vehicles carrying Swami Agnivesh and other
social activists who were visiting Dantewada district of
Chhattisgarh on Saturday to inquire into burning of tribals` houses.

R Prasanna, the district collector, said to a news agency that
Agnivesh and others were heading for Tadmetla when they faced
the protesting Salwa Judum activists in Doranpal village.

Salwa Judum activists, including a large number of women,
allegedly threw eggs and tomatoes at their vehicles, he said.

Agnivesh and others were unhurt and they had been
provided with security, he said.

Agnivesh later issued a statement, saying that he did not
blame the villagers for the incident, as they too had been
victims of violence, and he had sympathy for them.

Fire had broken out at Tadmetla on March 12, in which
houses were gutted, and local tribal community alleged that
security forces were behind it.


First Published: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 23:20

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