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17 May 2006

Since June 2005, Dantewada District (formerly part of Bastar district), Chhattisgarh, has been in the news for an alleged uprising of adivasis against the Communist Party of India (Maoist), known as Salwa Judum.

A fourteen-member team from five organizations (PUCL, Chhattisgarh, PUCL, Jharkhand, PUDR, Delhi, APDR, West Bengal, and IAPL) conducted an investigation into the Salwa Judum in Dantewada district, focusing specifically on the violation of human rights and the impact on people's everyday lives.

Here is the comprehensive and in depth report of the fact finding team that shows that far from being spontaneous, the Salwa Judum is a state sponsored campaign that has led to widespread violation of peoples rights, and increased the level of violence.

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