Peoples War in India Clippings 25/1/2015

Naxals call for AOB bandh on Jan 26

VISAKHAPATNAM: The CPI Maoists of the Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) area have called for a bandh on January 26 to protest against US president Barack Obama’s visit to India. In a press note, the Maoists’ Korukonda area committee secretary Vijayalakshmi urged the people to make [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 24/1/2015

Activists speak of police torture

Arun Ferreira releases Colours Of The Cage: A Prison Memoir

Three political activists, arrested on different days from different parts of the country and lodged in separate jails, narrated how they were all subjected to similar methods of torture by the police. “The police took me to [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 22/1/2015

Murali tallest among Kerala Maoists

KOZHIKODE: Murali Kannamballi, the Naxalite leader who initiated many students of the erstwhile regional engineering college (REC) here into the left extremist movement in mid 1970, has emerged as the tallest Maoist leader from the state. Murali, son of the former diplomat Kannamballi Karunakara Menon, was the secretary [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 21/1/2015

INDIA: LEFT-WING EXTREMISM IN 2015 – ANALYSIS

At the onset of 2015, left-wing extremism (LWE) in India under the aegis of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) is confronted with a choice of either coming to terms with the realities of its weakness and revisit the strategy of sustaining a protracted war with the [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 20/1/2015

Maoists issue pamphlets opposing Barack Obama’s India visit

Raipur: Maoists in Chhattisgarh have dropped pamphlets in several areas of Bastar region, opposing US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to India. According to police, the rebels have called for boycott of Obama’s visit and a nationwide bandh on January 26. “The pamphlets in which [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 19/1/2015

40,000 trained as Maoists in 10 years:

RTI In the past 10 years, Communist Party of India (Maoists) organised as many as 489 training camps for more than 40,000 cadres who have been taught about the use of sophisticated weapons and guerrilla warfare, according to information obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 17/1/2015

CPI(Maoist) calls for shutdown in Jharkhand, Bihar

Latehar: Communist Party of India(Maoist) called for a shutdown on Saturday in Jharkhand and Bihar in protest against the death of CPI(Maoist) cadres who had been gunned down during an encounter in Hazaribagh District recently. The shutdown had an impact in the Latehar District of Jharkhand, [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 14/1/2015

Maoists call for people to “condemn and boycott” Obama visit

NEW DELHI: At a time when the government is busy with security preparations for US President Barack Obama’s arrival to be the chief guest at the 65th Republic Day celebrations on January 26 here, Maoists have called out to people to “condemn and [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 13/1/2015

CRPF to be withdrawn from three Naxal-affected Odisha districts

After observing improvement in situation in some Naxal-affected areas, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to withdraw its units from three districts of Odisha and re-deploy them in other critical areas within the State. The districts from where CRPF would move out include [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 12/1/2015

Jharkhand: Strategic Silence

In a change for good, the five phase Assembly Election in Jharkhand held in the month of November and December 2014 passed off peacefully, with a record voter turnout of 66.47 per cent. According to the Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer P.K. Jajoria the State has not recorded this high a polling [...]