D.P. Chouhan, who has fought for Mahishasur, gets the ‘urban terrorist’ label

Degree Prasad Chouhan has played a crucial role in advancing the cause of the Mahishasur movement. He is a grass-roots activist and lawyer who fights for the cultural and social rights of Dalits and Adivasis. Now the Maharashtra Police have branded him as ‘urban terrorist’. Forward Press reports from Chhattisgarh 

Maharashtra Police is getting entangled in its own web by raiding the homes of social activists who are fighting for the rights of Dalits and Adivasis. On 31 August, Additional Director General (Law & Order) Parambir Singh told a crowded press conference in Mumbai that social activist and lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj had written a letter to a Comrade Prakash. Reading out the contents of the letter, he claimed “she is involved in many anti-national activities, including ‘urban naxal terrorism’.” He also added that Degree Prasad Chouhan had carried out an operation clandestinely for which he was to be paid money.

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