Naxals force tribals out of their villages in Chatra district

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 08:00 hrs

Over 200 members of the Kharba tribe of Manjipeda village in Jharkhand's Chatra district have been leading miserable lives since 1996.

They had earlier fought and killed half-a-dozen Naxals.

Over a period of time, Naxals forced them out of their villages.

They left their homes and agriculture land because of naxal-led violence and are now fighting for survival.

"We want to go back. It is our ancestral village. We have left behind property and other things there," claimed Hari Singh, a migrant villager.

They relocated under police protection but the Naxals continue to threaten them.

"The police shifted us here as Naxals were committing atrocities against us," added Ram Sahay Singh, another migrant villager.

The Naxals call themselves the 'messiahs' of tribals in Jharkhand. In reality, they exploit the poor villagers. (ANI)

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