Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicMaoist

Topic: Maoist

Modi govt’s order to reduce AFSPA in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland bold. Kashmir should be next

For generations, Indian discussions on counterinsurgency have been curiously amnesiac. Modi govt needs to see that the problem isn't AFSPA.

Want bail, pledge allegiance to Constitution: How Maoist who absconded got relief from Madras HC

Madras HC directs Sathya Mary to submit an affidavit swearing she does not believe in violence as an ideology & would do nothing to subvert the Constitution.

Amit Shah meets CMs of 6 Maoist-affected states, reviews security & development projects

The CMs of West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala — all non-BJP-ruled states — skipped the meeting and were represented by a state minister or top officials.

‘Never anticipated this would happen’ — Bombay HC says on Stan Swamy’s death in custody

While hearing Stan Swamy's bail appeals posthumously, the high court described the Jesuit priest as 'a wonderful man' and said it has great respect for his work.

Stan Swamy, 84-yr-old Jesuit priest arrested by NIA for ‘Maoist links’, dies in hospital

The tribal rights activist had been suffering from Covid and Parkinson's disease, and was admitted to a private hospital on 29 May from the Taloja prison.

Haribhushan, the adivasi student who rose to become top Telangana Maoist leader

Top Telangana Maoist leader Yapa Narayana, better known as Haribhushan, died on 21 June after he tested Covid positive.

‘Knocked door down, will enter drawing room now’ — Police & tribal leaders clash over anti-Naxal camp

Bastar officials say protests against security camp in Silger are stage-managed by Maoists. Tribal leaders & activist call the camp illegal & demand probe into 17 May firing.

13 Naxals killed in encounter with police’s C-60 commandos in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

The skirmish took place around 5.30 am in the forest at Kotmi in Etapalli, where the Naxals had gathered for a meeting, said Sandeep Patil, Deputy Inspector General of Gadchiroli.

India’s Maoist strategy needs a reset. But will Modi govt change its muscular approach?

Evidence suggests the Maoists have their back against the wall. India can take a leaf from the successful negotiation by the Columbia govt and FARC.

Why Saturday’s ambush shows that Naxals still call the shots at Sukma-Bijapur border region

Around 800 to 1,000 Maoists are still active at the Sukma-Bijapur border areas. The encounter Saturday occurred at Jonaguda village, which lies in this border region. 

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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