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A system of Injustice: The Displacemen and Impoverishment of Pardhis in Multai, Madhya Pradesh

15 Sep 2013

This report discusses the account of attack on Pardhi community in September 2007 in Madhya Pradesh, a notified tribe, on the assumption of criminal nature of the Pardhi community. The attack demolished the entire village by the local farmers with active connivance of state machinery, including police and higher administration, politicians including MLA.  The displacement and destruction also included murder and gang rape.   While the administration seems to have actively engineered the conditions for the demolition, the police remained steadfastly inactive. Only the judiciary came to the rescue of the displaced Pardhis following sustained follow ups by local activists, lawyers and journalists.