Encountering Injustice : The Case of Meena Khalko

Synopsis – The film looks into an alleged encounter of a 15 year old adivasi girl, Meena Khalkho who lived in Village Karcha of Balrampur district of North Chhattisharh. She was killed by the police who alleged that she was a naxalite. Moving between the electronic news coverage of the incident and testimonies of her parents and other people from her village, the film investigates the claims of the police. Sexual violence, the attempt to suppress the truth of meena’s murder and the impunity of the culprits gradually comes to light. We also get a glimpse into how difficult and long the struggle for justice is in the conflict zones of the country. This film is part of a series of films called Loktantra Hazir Ho produced by the Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS).

Credits – Produced by : Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) | Conceptualisation : rinchin; maheen mirza | Cinematography : maheen mirza | Editing : Paramita Ghosh | Sound : Subbu; Bigyna Dahal | Narration : Tultul Biswas
Technical Information – SD | 2015 | 14 min |  Gondi, Hindi with EST