Category Archives: Chattisgarh

Book Review: Bearing Witness – Sexual Violence in South Chattisgarh

In the 2016-17 Budget, 77,000 crore Rupees were allocated to the Home ministry. It was 24.56% higher than the previous year budget allocation. Out of the 77,000 crores, 50,176 crore rupees were to be spent on the 7 armed divisions of the Indian state. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) which is responsible for maintaining internal security was alone allocated 16,228 crore rupees. Next to that Border Security Forces were allocated 14,562 Crore rupees. The Home ministry’s staff strength, including the number of armed personnel which was 7.44 Lakh in 2006 increased 32% by 2014. On one hand there is oppression on the lines of nationality question and on other hand there is a huge war waged on those who protect their lands against the corporates who are at their door steps to loot the natural resources.

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