Friday, August 29, 2008
'Salwa Judam victims' narrate tales of "Torture"........
HYDERABAD: For the last three years, Jagan (name changed) says he has tried hard to shrug off the memory of that one afternoon when many villagers were kicked from one end of a bridge to another "like a football.""Their clothes were torn, their bones broken. Men, women, children.. there were all thrashed in the same way," he recollects the last few days he spent in his village Bhorguda in Chhattisgarh. Staring at the floor as if searching for a reason for the sudden atrocity in his otherwise peaceful village, he says it was perhaps because the villagers had refused to attend a Salwa Judam meeting.