Killing of adivasis in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, India in April 2001

On 2nd April, 2001, at least four adivasis (indigenous people) were killed in Mehendikheda village of Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh. On this page, we present reports, updates, action alerts, and press clippings about the brutality.


Reports by teams visiting the site


Action Alerts

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Press Clippings

Anxious adivasis of Dewas await CM's visit The Hindu, April 21, 2001
Tribals in MP teak forest face govt wrath over 'naxalite' curse Indian Express, April 20, 2001
NGOs firm to counter Govt move Central Chronicle, April 17, 2001
Naxalites active in 22 tehsils Central Chronicle, April 15, 2001
Uma expresses concern over mehendikheda shoot out Central Chronicle, April 8, 2001
Jamuna Devi to organise tribal rally Central Chronicle, April 8, 2001
Tribals to be engaged in welfare activities Central Chronicle, April 8, 2001
Action plan for sensitive villages soon Central Chronicle, April 6, 2001
3 tribals killed in police firing The Hindu, April 4, 2001
Tribals put all blame on police Central Chronicle, April 4, 2001
Seek public confidence in forest protection: CM Central Chronicle, April 4, 2001
Mehendikheda limping back to normal Central Chronicle, April 4, 2001
Three tribals killed in police firing in MP Rediff.com, April 3, 2001
Three tribals killed in MP police firing Tehelka.com, April 3, 2001