Special Report: The weapons of peace (Aired: February 2008)
PUBLISHED ON: September 5, 2013 | Duration: 20 min, 11 sec
When it first began, Salwa Judum was a people movement against Naxal violence in the wilds of Chhattisgarh. Armed with bows and axes, the adivasi tribes of the region sent the Naxals a strong message. In time, a part of Salwa Judum was armed by the state and given special police powers. Soon, what had started as a peace initiative took on a darker intent, becoming a law unto themselves with a reputation for brutality.