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HRD Attack

5 Oct 2021

Bijaya Khila - Mali Parbat Surakhya Samiti

Incident date
5 Oct 2021
Date accuracy
All Correct
Bijaya Khila
Mali Parbat Surakhya Samiti
Affected community's leader or member, Environmental concerns group
Arbitrary detention
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: India
Other actors


On 22 September 2021, 36 community-based and environmental defenders were charged for protesting the irregularities of a public hearing on the extension of the licence of a bauxite mining company, and 16 of them including the 16-year-old son of a HRD were arrested in the next days by the police, while Mr. Abhi Sadepelli and his wife received death threats by unknown individuals in Koraput district, India. Mr Bijaya Khila, president of the anti-mining organisation Mali Parbat Surakhya Samiti, was arrested on 5 October, 2021.