Reporters Without Orders Ep 122: The plight of Adivasis in Chhattisgarh and Delhi’s coronavirus crisis

A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.

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In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayan Sharma and Prateek Goyal.

Prateek begins with a discussion about his four-part NL Sena series on the plight of Adivasis in Chhattisgarh. He describes the beautiful geography of Bastar and the many tribes that are indigenous to the area. In what can only be called a cruel irony, these inhabitants have been suffering the worst end of the never-ending struggle between security forces and Naxalites. Thousands of Adivasis have been arrested and thrown in jail, often without a trial, for years. Prateek talks about how little it takes for an Adivasi to be jailed. He also explains why the locals of Bastar are unhappy with security forces.

The discussion then moves on to Ayan’s report on Delhi’s Covid catastrophe. Ayan explains the various factors that contributed to the situation getting out of hand in the capital, despite the lockdown. The trio also discusses the cooperation between the Centre and the Delhi government.

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