One of the greatest Adivasi
fighters of recent times is no more due to tragic reasons.
Comrade Dabar Kalundia, the brave leader of the anti Tata movement in kalinga nagar passed away on Jan 30th, 2014 because of renal failure
He was one of the most fearless and outspoken activists of the Bisthapan Birodhi Jan Manch and resisted Tata’s violent attempts to displace him from Baligotha village
. In fact Com Dabar successfully led his village to face many attempts by hundreds of para-military
to evict the entire village despite several attempts to kill him.
The mafia, the police and para-military tried to kill him on many occasions but Comrade Dabar was an alert and agile person who had somehow managed to escape the closest of encounters. But what the man could not fight like many others in his community is the the diseases that stalk the villages in the polluted Kalinga Nagar area, especially with the district administration, police and bid backed militia cordoning his village for years.
Lal Salaam Comrade Dabar Kalundia, you have shown us that it is possible for the most ordinary of people to stop the most powerful opponents..
. Long Live Com Dabar Kalundia!