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 [...]

Encounter Killings in Bangladesh-2015

January 19

Jhenidah District

Police recovered the body of Nasir Uddin (45), a ‘regional commander’ of PBCP-Janajuddha from a field at Mohonpur village of Jhenidah District.

February 17

Jhenidah District

Rafique Uddin alias Chhoto Tareque (40), a regional leader of PBCP-Janajuddah was killed by the RAB. RAB recovered four pistols, [...]

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 [...]

Urban Guerrilla in Istanbul

Increasing attacks in İstanbul feed concerns about security

Police have failed to make progress in a case in which an assailant escaped after attempting to shoot İlhan Yıldırım, the brother of former Minister of Transportation Binali Yıldırım, in the evening hours of Feb. 10 in İstanbul’s Çekmeköy district. Yıldırım, who leads the İstanbul [...]

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 24/2/2015

One COBRA jawan killed, 15 injured in Maoist blast in Imamganj area

GAYA: In what appears to be a retaliatory action, members of the People’s Liberation Gurellia Army, the armed wing of the Maoists, on Tuesday evening engineered a blast that blew up a vehicle carrying nearly one dozen COBRA personnel, the elite [...]

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 [...]