Peoples War in India Clippings 3/2/2015

INDIA: COUNTER-OFFENSIVE AMIDST LOSSES IN CHHATTISGARH – ANALYSIS

By Fakir Mohan Pradhan*

Continuing the momentum after the December 1, 2014, Kasalpar [Sukma] attack on Security Forces (SFs), in which 14 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, including two officers, were killed, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres killed at least seven civilians in [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 2/2/2015

Rs 1,000 cr in hands of ‘Naxal-backed’ panch, officials fear misuse

Voters in Bastar villages have elected their representatives — Maoist-supported panch and sarpanch. Of 22,416 panch elected by the villagers recently in seven districts of Bastar region, nearly 50 per cent or 11,098 candidates won unopposed. Besides, 212 sarpanch also won unopposed. [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 1/3/2015

Meteoric rise of two Maoists poses new challenge for security forces

Rise of tribal leader, Ambedkar kin in Maoist ranks The meteoric rise in the Maoist ranks of two leaders, one tribal and the other Dalit, may force the government’s anti-Maoist think-tanks to do a rethink on their strategies. Hidama, 35, a tribal [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 27/2/2015

Naxals taking up issues unnoticed by mainstream political organizations to incite violence: DGP tells HC

KOCHI: Naxal activists in the state are taking up issues faced by people that haven’t caught the attention of mainstream political organizations and are using them to unleash violence, director general of prosecution (DGP) T Asaf Ali told [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 25/2/2015

Naxals seek mass support, promoting youth

Nagpur: To counter mounting pressure from security forces, the Naxals are shifting focus to consolidating their base in villages in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli, Gondia and surrounding districts like Rajnandgaon, Kanker and Baster in Chhattisgarh, which were earlier their strongholds. The rebels’ vision includes formation of Revolutionary People’s Council [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 23/2/2015

An adivasi protest in Chhattisgarh is gaining strength – but not getting much attention

A protest that began last Monday with about 1,000 people has now swollen to more than 5,000. As Scroll reported last week, the arrest of a primary school cook, Hadma Mutchaki of Hamirgarh village, brought 1,000 adivasis to [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 22/2/2015

MCP Manipur firebombs Central Institute of Science

Maoist Communist Party Manipur has claimed the responsibility for the attempted arson at Central Institute of Science in Keishamthong Hodam Leirak on Saturday night. The Maoist Communist Party Manipur said its wing Red Guards executed the mission yesterday. The party accused the institute of enrolling many [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 21/2/2015

Hardcore Maoist arrested

A hardcore Maoist ultra was arrested today in Banka district of Bihar in a joint operation of state police and CRPF. The arrest of Kanhaiya Yadav was made at Ramsaraia Hill under Belhar police station. Belhar Deputy Superintendent of Police Piyush Khan said, “Yadav is a hardcore naxal and a [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 20/2/2015

Naxal Blast Injures Two Policemen in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Two police jawans were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district today, police said. The blast occurred near Emargunda village when the security personnel were carrying out a combing operation in the Gangaloor police station limits, a senior [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 19/2/2015

STF jawan killed in naxal encounter in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A Special Task Force jawan was killedin an encounter between security forces and naxalsin Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district on Thursday. The face-off between a joint team of security personnel and maoists took place in Dudhiras village under Gadiras police station limits, Dantewada Superintendent of [...]