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India: Anti-Naxal forces leave a trail of devastation

By Tue, Oct 11, 2011 2:02PM UTC 0 Comment

A 30-year-old woman was repeatedly gang raped by security forces for a week during August in the Saranda forests of Jharkhand. Jawans of the anti-Naxal Cobra force captured her house, and made her to live with and cook for them. Today, she does not dare speak out against the barbarity since the jawans subsequently arrested...

UNFCC approves controversial Reliance power project in Jharkhand

By Mon, Oct 10, 2011 3:40AM UTC 0 Comment

The CDM Executive Board has approved two controversial Indian mega projects: a new coal fired power plant and a hydro power plant which had recently made headlines because of its non‐additionality and the harm reportedly caused to the local population. The CDM Executive Board once again ignored criticism of the environmental integrity of coal projects...

India: Jharkhand women victims of rampant sexual violence by forces

By Thu, Sep 15, 2011 4:02PM UTC 0 Comment

It is women in Jharkhand who have been facing the brunt of Operation Jharkhand. There have been several reports and allegations of police and other security forces inflicting brutal violence on villagers during their anti-Maoist operations in areas under Operation Greenhunt, including rape and sexual violence against women, which rarely, if at all, get reported....