"Your struggle is not very different from that of the tribals in Chhattisgarh," she said

Video Soni Sori speaks at JNU says that tribals in Bastar also want AzadiA screenshot from the video
news Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 10:13

AAP leader and tribal activist Soni Sori on Monday visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi to extend support to the students agitating for the release of those still in judicial custody in a sedition case.

"My face today is the face of the fight in Bastar, the condition is the same. I was also jailed in a fake case of being associated with Naxalites, the same way he (Kanhaiya) has been framed for his so called terror links. I am happy to be among you all. It is good to see how you all are fighting for your rights. Your struggle is not very different from that of the tribals in Chhattisgarh," The Hindu quotes her as saying.

"We tribals, adivasis also want azadi, we want azadi from the government oppression, from the way we are targeted by the state," she added.

Sori's face was blackened with grease-like substance by three unidentified motorcycle-borne men while she was travelling on a bike with one of her associates from Jagdalpur, the headquarters of Bastar, to Geedam in Dantewada on the night of February 20.

Watch her full speech here.

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