People’s War in India Clippings 30/8/2015

CRPF exchanges fire with naxalites in Sukma

A gun-battle took place between CoBRA forces and Naxalites in a dense forest of Chhattisgarh’s worst insurgency-hit Sukma district today, police said. A squad of 208 battalion of Compact Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), an elite unit of CRPF, was patrolling in Bhejji police station area, [...]

People’s War in India Clippings 29/8/2015

One naxalite held

A suspected naxalite was arrested and a naxalite camp was destroyed during search operations at Bhalua forest in Bihar’s Jamui district today. Chandramandi police station in-charge Ajit Kumar said a search was conducted after information that few naxalites were camping in the forest area. Police destroyed a camp after exchange [...]

People’s War in India Clippings 26/8/2015

Naxal attack: Three BSF jawans killed in Odisha

Three Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and six were injured on Wednesday after a Maoist ambush on a BSF party near Sukma-Malkangiri border in Chitrakonda, Odisha. BSF DG DK Pathak will later reach the spot to take stock of the situation. According to [...]

People’s War in India Clippings 25/8/2015

Two Maoists supporters arrested in Purulia

Purulia: Two Maoist supporters were on Tuesday arrested from Balarampur town in the district on charges of extortion, a police official said. The two sympathisers, hailing from Belpahari in West Midnapur district, came to Balarampur town and were collecting money from the shopkeepers who complained to the [...]

People’s War in India Clippings 23/8/2015

Hardcore naxalite held with arms and ammunitions

A hardcore Maoist was arrested today with arms and ammunitions from a village under Chakai police station area in Bihar’s naxal-infested Jamui district, a police officer said. Acting on a tip off, a joint team of Jamui police and Special Task Force (STF) raided Batpar village [...]

People’s War in India Clippings 21/8/2015

Six Maoists held in Cachar morning raid

-Arrests reveal plan to set up Assam base

Silchar, Aug. 20: Six suspected Maoist cadres, including a woman, were arrested from a village in Assam’s Cachar district in the wee hours today. The six – Amir Hussain, 45, of South Salmara in Dhubri district, Nirmala Biswas, 50, [...]

People’s War in India Clippings 20/8/2015

Six Maoist cadres arrested in Assam

GUWAHATI: Assam police on Thursday arrested six Maoist cadres from Cachar district. A police official said, “Among those arrested, two are senior cadres including a woman. They are identified as Amiruddin Ahmed and N Biswas.” He added that Amiruddin hails from Assam and Biswas from Nadia district [...]

People’s War in India Clippings 19/8/2015

Maoist Leader Killed, Senior Cop Injured in Jharkhand Encounter

RANCHI: Two persons, including the self-styled area commander of banned CPI (Maoist) Chandanji were killed while Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prabhat Kumar and his bodyguard suffered bullet injuries during an encounter in Khunti district, about 35 km from Ranchi today. The encounter [...]

“Branding Adivasis And Activists As Maoists The Government Has Declared A War On Its Own People”

Following is the text of a note by writer-activist, Arundhati Roy, which she read out during a press conference at Press Club of India, Delhi, to express solidarity with Soni Sori & Linga Kodopi and the People of Bastar. Adv. Prashant Bhushan, Adv. Vrinda Grover,Annie Raja and Himanshu Kumar also addressed the Press Conference. [...]

People’s War in India Clippings 18/8/2015

Armed with just a photo, Bengal cops hunt for Kishenji’s successor

West Bengal police have launched a hunt to capture senior CPI(Maoist) leader Anal da, who has stepped into the shoes of Kishenji to lead the revival of the rebels in the state, armed with just a photograph. Intelligence officers told Hindustan Times [...]