Wednesday, March 9, 2016

India - Sono Sori ' My face today is the face of Bastar’s fight'

Soni Sori
New Delhi, Mar 7 (PTI) Tribal rights activist Soni Sori, who was attacked with an acid-like chemical in Chhattisgarh last month, today said the condition of her face is reflective of the fight in naxal-hit Bastar area. “My face today is the face of the fight in Bastar, the condition is the same. I was also jailed in a fake case of being associated with naxalites, the same way he (Kanhaiya) has been framed for his so called terrorist links. I am glad that JNU has started this massive movement which helped in getting bail for Kanhaiya,” Sori said while addressing JNU students.
Sori, was introduced by Kanhaiya to the audience at the varsity’s administration block, which has been the venue of protest ever since the students union president was arrested in a sedition case over an event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. “Government will not say anything when women are raped by policemen but in this case they applied all their tactics but could not find a single evidence against Kanhaiya. But JNU students have always expressed solidarity with my fight since 2011,” she added. Sori, who had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on an AAP ticket, was brought to the capital by the party and taken to the hospital as the local doctors were “unable” to identify the chemical and treat her.

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