Adivasi leader Soni Sori arrested in Dantewada

Adivasi leader Soni Sori was arrested by Chhattisgarh Police in Dantewada, hours before her address to villagers in Dantewada regarding the release of innocent Adivasis from jails

Adivasi leader Soni Sori
Adivasi leader Soni Sori

NH Web Desk

Adivasi leader Soni Sori was arrested by the Chhattisgarh Police on Saturday. She was going to address a large crowd of villagers in Dantewada district.

About 6000 people gathered in Nakulnar village. These people came from Bijapur, Sukma and Dantewada, according to Adivasi citizen journalist Linga Kodopi. Sori was going to address the crowd regarding the release of innocent Adivasis from various jails in the Bastar region.

Kodopi added that other key Adivasi leaders, including Manish Kunjam, the president of Adivasi Maha Sabha, were also set to participate.

The notice for the meeting was already handed to the Dantewada collector and sub-divisional magistrate, the Police had denied all the permissions.

More details are awaited.

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