Tribal civil rights body "celebrates" victory of woman sarpanch in South Gujarat

Victory of Manjulaben Lalsinhbhai Rathwa in the election of sarpanch of Gram Panchayat in Zer village, Chhotaudepur district, is the occasion to celebrate for the civil rights body working among tribal farmers of South Gujarat, Adivasi Kisan Sangharsh Manch (AKSM), AKSM convener Romal Sutaria has said, adding, the victory has come about because AKSM “tirelessly” worked for developmental issues related with education, health, roads and land acquisition.
The victory has also come, claims Sutaria, amidst “false cases” being registered against AKSM workers after spreading “fake news” such as infiltration of red terror in Chhotaudaipur. This was done in order “to hinder the growth of the organization in the region”, he says, adding, however, this did not deter AKSM workers, and they ensured the victory of Manjulaben. The election campaign suggested that AKSM proved to be a medium to uphold the rights of the people and maintain unity.

Comments

ALSO READ...

Police raid 40 minority houses in Gujarat village, beat up women, children: Complaint to district admin

Gujarat IAS cadre ex-bureaucrat regrets poor state performance in education, health

Sexual harassment: NAPM extends support to protesting Jamia students

SC order may be made pretext to attack lakhs of forest dwellers across the country

Dams on Ganga are no less than "ticking" time bombs: NAPM

Facebook page dedicated to farmers' cause "hacked", complaint filed with Morbi police

Protest demonstration: Dalit solidarity with Prof Teltumbde in Ahmedabad

Gujarat, Central govt "mess" over poisonous Narmada waters

Union budget allocation for minorities "reduced", is discriminatory: MCC

First Dalit literature festival seeks to include all deprived sections under the word 'Dalit'

ARCHIVE

Show more