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Police have also collected blood-stained mud from the crime site, but have failed to recover the weapons that were used.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

FIR against 214 in Jharkhand beheadings case; bodies buried under police protection

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar
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.
Villagers pulled down Pathalgadi plaque at Chitramu village in Khunti, India, on Thursday, July 20, 2018. The pathalgadi movement has its origin in a resistance movement by tribals during British rule.(HT File Photo)
Villagers pulled down Pathalgadi plaque at Chitramu village in Khunti, India, on Thursday, July 20, 2018. The pathalgadi movement has its origin in a resistance movement by tribals during British rule.(HT File Photo)

7 tribals kidnapped after protests against Pathalgadi found with slit throat

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar
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”
Hemant Soren presided over the first cabinet meeting of the newly elected coalition government in Jharkhand hours after taking oath as the state Chief minister.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Hemant Soren presided over the first cabinet meeting of the newly elected coalition government in Jharkhand hours after taking oath as the state Chief minister.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

In first cabinet decision, Hemant Soren govt drops Pathalgadi sedition cases

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.
File photo of tribal leader with traditional weapons attending the gram sabha before unveiling of the stone of Pathalgarhi in Khunti, Jharkhand.(HT File Photo)
File photo of tribal leader with traditional weapons attending the gram sabha before unveiling of the stone of Pathalgarhi in Khunti, Jharkhand.(HT File Photo)

Pathalgadi movement back to haunt Jharkhand again

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar
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.
File photo of John Jonas Tidu, one of the accused arrested on charges of allegedly gangraping five NGO workers in Jharkhand’s Kochang village on June 19, 2018.(HT File Photo)
File photo of John Jonas Tidu, one of the accused arrested on charges of allegedly gangraping five NGO workers in Jharkhand’s Kochang village on June 19, 2018.(HT File Photo)

Kochang gangrape accused reveal Maharashtra funding link, Gujarat guidance to Pathalgadi

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.
Pathalgadi movement seems to be losing its grip as people are extending support to the administration. Officials are ensuring that the villages have proper infrastructure facilities.(HT File Photo)
Pathalgadi movement seems to be losing its grip as people are extending support to the administration. Officials are ensuring that the villages have proper infrastructure facilities.(HT File Photo)

Winds of change as Jharkhand’s Pathalgadi rebellion loses steam

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.
Security personnel deployed to arrest the Khunti gangrape accused patrol in Udbhuru village on June 26.(HT Photo)
Security personnel deployed to arrest the Khunti gangrape accused patrol in Udbhuru village on June 26.(HT Photo)

Buckling under pressure, 4 abducted Jharkhand cops released by Pathalgadi supporters

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.
Police fired tear gas shells and used batons to disperse a mob obstructing their search operation to rescue three policemen, who were abducted from an MP’s house in Khunti district by ‘Pathalgadi’ supporters.(ANI Photo)
Police fired tear gas shells and used batons to disperse a mob obstructing their search operation to rescue three policemen, who were abducted from an MP’s house in Khunti district by ‘Pathalgadi’ supporters.(ANI Photo)

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.
Several villages in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur were declared as “autonomous republics” by tribals.(HT Photo)
Several villages in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur were declared as “autonomous republics” by tribals.(HT Photo)

Ex-IAS officer held for supporting movement to declare Chhattisgarh villages ‘autonomous republics’

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.
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