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India: Protect Activist Pavitri Manjhi from threats


Pavitri Manjhi is part of an Adivasi Indigenous community in India who are at risk of being kicked off their land to make way for two power plants. They stand to lose their farms and livelihoods. As a village leader, she helped people file nearly 100 formal complaints against the companies involved.

And now she faces threats from local ‘strongmen’ in an attempt to force her to withdraw the complaints. They have come to her home and threatened her. Pavitri reported the harassment to the police but little has been done.

Take Action: Send a message to the head of the local police, urging him to give Pavitri the security she needs to protect her from further threats and intimidation.

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