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Mr President, please ensure Lingaraj doesn’t have to kill himself #MartyrDay

Mr President, please ensure Lingaram doesn

MAHTAB ALAM@mahtabnama

 

On 12 March Bastar-based activist and independent multi-media journalist Lingaram Kodopi posted a fairly long Facebook status in Hindi.

He talked about ending his life on 23 March: “I am happy and I do not fear death. Today or tomorrow, death will come. I don’t know whether peace will prevail in Bastar or not. I accept my death. March 23rd is an auspicious date for my death. It will be good if I attain death on this date. Why should Kalluri decide my death? I will decide it myself. Why should my death come at the hands of a criminal,” read a part of his Facebook post.

For many of us who have known Linga over the years, this has come as nothing short of a shock and surprise. The Linga that we knew was a brave and fearless young adivasi activist and journalist, always ready to fight against all odds and never willing to give up. Naturally, his announcement to take his own life was a matter of great concern and anxiety for many us.http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/mr-president-please-ensure-lingaram-doesn-t-have-to-kill-himself-1458665310.html

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