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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 18/2/2015

INDIA: MAOISTS HOLDING ON IN ODISHA – ANALYSIS

In the night of February 12, 2014, some 15 armed cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) hacked a tribal, identified as Samuel Badra (50), to death in the tribal-dominated Pattamunda village under Pallahara Police Station limits of Angul District. Maoists left some posters at [...]

Peoples War in India Clippings 16/2/2015

Naxal held in Bijapur

A naxal carrying a reward of Rs 5000 on his head was arrested in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district today, police said. Made Chandraiya (35) was apprehended by a team of district force on a specific tip off from Old bus stand in Bijapur town, a police official told PTI. The [...]