Etawah (T)

  • Blood stained

    Wetland resources are violently sought after in Etawah. Surender had purchased the right to fish near Sarsai Nawar lake from the <i>panchayat</i>. When some local goons came to coerce him to give up fishing in the lake so they could collect the spoils, he refused. Fishing rights are a crucial resource for the landless like him, many of whom are from lower castes. The goons shot him. One bullet hit him below the ribs, another pierced his forearm.