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Shalini Gera is a human rights lawyers and co-founder of the Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group (JagLAG), an organisation which provides free legal aid to Adivasi people in Bastar, Dantewada, Kanker, Sukma, and Bijapur. A number of Adivasi's have been harassed and accused of having connections to the violent movement linked to the Communist party, known as Maoists or Naxals. Furthermore, JagLAG has been working on cases involving police, such as cases of torture in custody, illegal detention and extra-judicial killings.