UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The police had so far maintained that the killing was result of a dispute between the pro- and anti-Pathalgadi groups in the village on January 16, which further escalated on January 19, when the seven were badly beaten up in the village gram sabha and beheaded in a nearby forests, where their bodies were found on Tuesday.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2020 03:38 PM IST
Murari Lal Meena, senior Jharkhand police officer told Hindustan Times that the role played by the villagers to oppose the Pathalgadi movement prima facie appeared to have triggered the “gruesome massacre”
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 01:39 AM IST
The BJP which is now the main opposition party in the state has slammed the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) led government’s decision to let off Pathalgadi accused.
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 02:53 PM IST
Members of the Pathalgadi movement are seizing ration, voter and Aadhaar cards from the villagers and allegedly forcing them to not to take benefits of any government schemes, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Debashish Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 03:13 PM IST
Jharkhand police on Sunday arrested Pathalgadi masterminds and main accused John Jonas Tidu and Balram Samad in the gangrape of five tribal girls in Kochang jungles under Khunti district on June 19.
Hindustan Times, Khunti, Kochang (Jharkhand) | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 08:07 AM IST
The Pathalgadi, having its origin in resistance movement by tribals during British rule, is a practice of raising huge stone plaques at village outskirts with warnings to outsiders not to enter and declaring gram sabha, the only sovereign authority.
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 10:41 PM IST
The policemen were allegedly abducted in retaliation for a police crackdown conducted in connection with the gang rape of five anti-human trafficking activists 10 days ago.
One dead after Jharkhand police clash with Pathalgadi supporters blocking search for abducted guards
Hindustan Times, Ghagra (Khunti) | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 11:10 PM IST
Police used batons to disperse Pathalgadi supporters during the search operation related to the kidnapping of three policemen in Jharkhand’s Khunti district.
Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 08:53 PM IST
In Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur, tribals put huge stone plaques, known locally as Pathalgadi, outside their villages claiming autonomy under the fifth schedule of the Constitution.