Activist Bela Bhatia has been championing tribal rights for the past decade.(HT File Photo)
The activist, who has been working for tribal rights for over a decade, had faced similar intimidation in 2015 when she had raised the issue of rape of tribal women by security personnel.
Activist Swami Aginvesh also condemned the attack on Bhatia and demanded the removal of inspector general SRP Kalluri from Bastar and take legal action against him on charges of violating human rights and the Supreme Court directives.
Assistant Inspector General Abhishek Pathak, told Hindustan Times that six policemen have been deployed at Bhatia’s house.
“The aim is to provide security to her not to create any obstacle in regular functioning of Bhatia,” he added.
Meanwhile the president of Bastar Adivasi Suraksha Manch, Mahesh Kashyap, told a press conference in Jagdalpur that Bhatia is a “naxal supporter” and “anti-national”. Her presence is disrupting the peace in Bastar.
“An FIR against will be lodged against her soon,” Kashyap added.
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The activist has fundamental rights of freedom of speech and freedom of expression granted by constitution of the country. The SC should take necessary steps to protect her.