In February 2016, Adivasi activist Soni Sori had a chemical substance thrown at her face by unknown assailants who warned her not to file a complaint against a high-ranking Bastar police official for an alleged extrajudicial execution.

This is among the several incidents of human rights violations that have been documented in the book, titled ‘Blackout in Bastar: Human Rights Defenders Under Threat’, released by Amnesty International lndia on 18 April. Read more