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Champa Naxalite leader 1994 | by shahidul001
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Champa Naxalite leader 1994

Champa was a leader in the Naxalite movement. A far left militant movement dedicated to the liberation of peasants. She used to dress up as a boy to sneak into party meetings as a child. When the party disbanded in the 80's they were asked to go back to their communities. But they had burnt their bridges and re-integration proved difficult. Jessore. Bangladesh. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World


Champa: "One day we [my sister and I] felt we had to see a meeting [of an underground party]. Where were the meetings held? In our primary school, in our village. We went there at night, to the meeting. My sister and I went, dressed as boys." Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

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Taken on August 5, 2012