Can we leave the bauxite in the mountain?
Arundhati Roy, who recently visited Dantewada, understands that the tribals in the Maoist belt are angry. She gets very angry, too, talking about them. She piles up question on rhetorical question, one of which involves the bauxite.
But she has always beaten up language like cream till it has peaked. Or like metal, till it is sharp and can hit the enemy. Which for her is the state colluding with the interests of private business.
“I just want to underline that most people in this country are living in an undeclared emergency,” she declares at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon before addressing a public meeting on Operation Green Hunt, the UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) and joint force operations in Maoist areas.
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