WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I met Mahesh in December 2017 at a meeting on forest rights and PESA in Gadchiroli. He was one of the key organisers. I remember being enormously impressed by his dedication, his organising ability and his concern for adivasi rights. He was a lovely young person - and exactly the sort of person the government should promote if it is at all interested in implementing adivasi rights. It is a travesty of democracy and constitutionalism to jail him. I hope he will be released soon.
— Nandini Sundar, Assistant Professor, TISS, Mumbai