In a Madhya Pradesh village, no FIR registered two months after RSS attack on Adivasi family
On 31 December 2020, Sardar Vaskale had planned to host a family get-together at his home in Dewada village…. 25-30 men affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and other Hindu groups barged into Vaskale’s home, abusing them and accusing him and his family members – who belong to the Bhilala Adivasi community – of organising a religious conversion programme….
Vaskale told me that in the attack the RSS members pushed Lila Bai, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, whose baby died on the same day.
….When I spoke to him on 10 February, Vaskale told me that the police have still failed to register an FIR against Alawe’s complaint. While the police have collected witness statements of several people, the conclusion they seem to have drawn seems to ignore the statements of Vaskale or his family….