Brian Sokol

Kirandul, Chhattisgarh, INDIA

Local tribal men return home after working as day labourers at the Indian state-owned National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), mine in Kirandul town, Dantewada district. In February 2006, Naxalite (Maoist) insurgents raided the NMDC mine, killing eight Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel and seizing 20 tons of explosives, which are still being used to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Naxals attack mining and other government and corporate targets in protest of the forcible acquisition of local tribal peoples' agricultural land for industrial use. As the mine continues to expand, tribals are forced to sell their land, converting villagers from from land owning farmers to landless day labourers.

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Brian Sokol
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