SC: Protect Adivasis of Rajasthan’s Julmi village facing demolition

In a recent case heard by the Supreme Court Judges about the demolition in a district of Rajasthan, the Supreme Court has finally passed orders to the Police Chief in Rajasthan and the State’s Chief Secretary to protect the innocent tribal adivasis of the Julmi village in Kota district of the state.

The innocent adivasis were facing demolition by a mine owner in the village. A vacation Bench comprising Justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy has also issued the two authorities a notice to seek their reponse to the adivasis’ plea for the reconstruction of their houses and temple that were already demolished by the mine owner.

Rekha, one among the many affected villagers had claimed that her husband went missing after the demolition drive. Advocate Saju Jacob, who appeared for the tribals in the court has also pleaded for production of the reportedly missing people. Not just this, following the demolition drive, in the fear, many innocent triblas fled the village.

The Bench was told that even the banyan tree which was highly worshipped by the tribals had been uprooted,