Kolkata – Sanhati programme against Green Hunt in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, April 11

April 7, 2011

Sanhati cordially invites you to a programme on

“Anti-displacement struggles and Operation Green Hunt in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh”

on Monday, 11th April, at 5.00 pm at Students Hall, Kolkata

Speakers:

Gladson Dungdung, human rights activist and writer from Jharkhand

Prasanta Haldar, human rights activist from West Bengal

About the speakers:

Gladson Dungdung is one of the most prominent human rights activist from Jharkhand today. He comes from the adivasi Kharia community, and lost both of his parents at the age of twelve when they were murdered as a consequence of the displacement due to the Kelaghag dam in Jharkhand. After a life of struggle he has emerged as a champion of human rights in Jharkhand and has been involved in various anti-displacement struggles and the resistance against Operation Green Hunt in Jharkhand. He is the convenor of the Jharkhand Indigenous People’s Forum.

Prasanta Haldar is a democratic rights activist from West Bengal who is a member of APDR. He has been part of various fact-finding missions in different parts of India. He will speak about his experiences and observations in a recent fact-finding mission to Chintalnar and other villages in Dantewara district, Chattisgarh, which was the site of major atrocities by the state forces and Salwa Judum.