Murderous attack on Shamim Modi


On 23rd July afternoon, Shamim Modi of the Shramik Adivasi Sanghathan Harda, Madhya Pradesh, was attacked by a watchman in her flat in Vasai, Mumbai.
She is now in hospital, having had about 120 stitches put in, but is out of
danger now. She survived due to her own presence of mind and putting up a fight,
warding off lethal blows to her vital organs.

Shamim, who is also the Madhya Pradesh Vice President of the Samajwadi Jan
Parishad, is currently Asst Prof at TISS, has been harassed systematically for
her work among adivasis in Harda and Betul, MP, and was recently arrested on
false charges, she is now out on bail. For the past few years, she has been
threatened, attacked and granted securty by the High Court, due to real threats
to her life. She has been specifically threatened with death by ex revenue
Minister of MP, Kamal Patel, who she suspects to be behind this attack, as the
attack had the hallmarks of a contract killing. The Mumbai police is working on
this lead, and also exploring other theories. Shows the precariousness of
activists confronting the state, especially in MP.

Messages of solidarity can be sent to: Shramik Sanghu<shramiks@gmail.>


Kamayani BaliMahabal <
Rahul Banerjee 74, Krishnodayanagar, Khandwa naka, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India-452001 Cell no: +919926791773webpage: http://rahulbanerjee.notlong.comblog:

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