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The adivasis led by Jagrit Dalit Adivasi Sangthan took out a rally from Krishi Mandi where they have been putting up after being stopped by the thugs but were forcibly stopped by the administration. Citing law and order issues, The police have barricaded the whole area surrounding the Krishi Mandi and its gate and restricted all movement of the adivasis. The act, committed at the behest of local MLA, amounts to nothing less than illegal detention of the participants of a peaceful protest without saying the same.

Letter to
Chief Minister Madhya Pradesh Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan
Respected Sir

sub- Release Adivasis illegally detained
After braving the vicious assault on them led by local BJP MLA Premsingh Patel, thousands of adivasis, comprising mainly of women and children, continued their protest against delayed payments under MNREGA.

The adivasis led by Jagrit Dalit Adivasi Sangthan took out a rally from Krishi Mandi where they have been putting up after being stopped by the thugs but were forcibly stopped by the administration. Citing law and order issues, The police have barricaded the whole area surrounding the Krishi Mandi and its gate and restricted all movement of the adivasis. The act, committed at the behest of local MLA, amounts to nothing less than illegal detention of the participants of a peaceful protest without saying the same.

Meanwhile, a delegation of JADS members met with the special empowered committee of the state government which has been sent here to investigate into the irregularities in MNREGA and delayed payments of wages to workers. The committee members assured the delegation that they would investigate the issue thoroughly and ensure the payment of wages in all sanctioned projects on an immediate basis. They promised to look into the irregularities in implementation of the scheme. They also promised to look into the cases where work had not been sanctioned on a case to case basis and do the needful.

Placing its trust into the committee and democratic deliberations, the adivasis decided to withdraw their agitation and extending support to the committee for carrying out its mandate provided they are allowed to carry out a peaceful rally to the collectorate. The organization believes that a failure to do so would not only violate their constitutional right to democratic dissent but also encourage the local thugs led by MLA Premsingh Patel for more such assaults on the peoples organization.

The administration acting under the clout of the MLA, however, refused to allow holding any such rally leading to a stalemate on that count. The adivasis have refused to leave without taking out their rally and are being confined inside the Krishi Mandi.

I demand immediate release of the Adivasis under illegal detention now