Bastar witnessing a unique cultural-religious battle

The Police had arrested Vivek Kumar of Manpur in north Bastar, Chhattisgarh in 2015 over a Facebook post. He had to seek bail from the High Court and his business was badly hit. The arrest of his comrades has weakened the movement but Vivek is not ready to give up. Prema Negi reports :

Writer Vivek Kumar had been working for the tribals in north Bastar when he posted a comment on Durga and Mahishasur, ahead of the Dussehra of 2013, on Facebook. And it became the ground for his arrest, two years after the BJP-led government coming to power in the state. It was claimed that his post was fomenting social disharmony and that he was making unwarranted comments on Hindu deities. It is noteworthy that his Facebook post became the basis not only for his arrest but also that of nine others, who had shared his post.

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