Two days before the Prime Minister's announcement imposing the sudden nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020, Bilal Chero* stepped out of prison for the first time in eleven years. He had been arrested in 2009 on what is commonly called in Jharkhand as 'Maobadi charges'.
Before his arrest he was just another villager subsisting by farming on his patch of land in a forested region in West Singhbhum, an area where the "party waale" [CPI (Maoist)] would come and go. "They were armed. If we didn't give them food and water, they'd kill us, you know?"
Apr 22, 2021 • 17 tweets • 7 min read
Hi, I'm getting a lot of questions around whom can we support financially. Want to collate
Can you pls comment on this thread if you know of a good organisation doing verified relief work/ supporting vulnerable communities / figuring food and essentials for migrant workers etc?
Adding: If you can, please add what they do and where, and link to where we can donate. Also pls add if you are the one who can personally vouch for them.