Raipur. Jheeram Valley Martyrdom Day: Today is 25 May. Today, every year brings the news of such a tragic event, in which Chhattisgarh saw a bloody catastrophe. This incident has been recorded in history. One such incident in the history of India that gives a feeling of fear of internal security within every Indian. In this incident, the politics of Chhattisgarh lost many of its first-class veteran leaders at the hands of the Naxalites.
A total of 32 people were killed in the massacre. This is the second-biggest massacre by Naxalites in the country after Madanwara of Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh. Today 8 years have passed since the incident, but there is still a secret, the Naxalites were directly responsible for this massacre, but it was also a big conspiracy. The attack was termed as supari killing by the Congress. How such a conspiracy was hatched, where it was hatched, mainly who were involved in it, many such questions still call its investigation incomplete.
What happened the evening of 25 may 2013
On the evening of 25 May 2013, the attack took place on the Congress’ Parivartan Yatra in Jhiram Valley of Darbha area of Bastar district. Suddenly there was a news on TV this evening. There was a Maoist attack in Jhiram Valley of Sukma district of Chhattisgarh about a quarter of an hour ago. That is, the incident took place at around 3:50 pm and it took so long for the news from that inaccessible area to reach the capital Raipur. The update news came about 15 minutes after the initial news came.
It was reported in the news that in the Maoist attack, many people including Congress leader Mahendra Karma, known as Bastar Tiger and Nand Kumar Patel, his son Dinesh Patel have been killed. Vidyacharan Shukla’s condition is critical. Spontaneously, it was difficult to trust this news once. The hands of journalists sitting in the capital were also hit. People could not understand how the Naxalites could put such a big dent on the internal security of the country.
After this, the scope of the news gradually increased. At around 10 pm, it was reported that a total of 32 people have been killed in the attack. One by one, the names of those killed in the incident began to appear. These included the names who were the leaders of the first line of the Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress at that time. It was a very large convoy and the people who had survived in this incident told the scene that, suddenly, the sound of gunfire from both sides started echoing. The Naxals first targeted the vehicle leading the convoy and then the sound of continuous gunfire started echoing in Jhiram Valley.
The bullets continued to rain for about an hour. The orgy of death was continuing. One by one the vehicles of the convoy kept coming under this firing. Hundreds of Naxalites were indiscriminately firing bullets in high hills on both sides of the valley. When the firing ended, relief rescue and media teams reached there, the pictures were coming from there, only the blood-soaked corpses were seen among the dense forests.
Another senior Congress leader Vidyacharan Shukla was seriously injured in this incident and 59 days after the incident, he too left the world, struggling with life and death. This event will be remembered by the people of Chhattisgarh for centuries and will remind them of the value of martyrdom of their leaders.