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The human rights panel has ruled that an FIR lodged in 2016 at Bastar caused the 13 activists, among them Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar, ‘mental harassment’.
The Chhattisgarh Police plans to scale up its new ‘transparent’ Lon Varratu campaign for rehabilitation of Naxals if it works in Dantewada.
Jagat Pujari, the BJP district vice-president for Dantewada, was arrested Saturday for his alleged involvement in arranging supplies for Maoists.
In its open letter, CPI(Maoist) also calls PM Modi ‘puppet’ of US President Donald Trump and says lockdown has upended lives of 10 cr migrants and daily wagers.
The Maoists may have declared a ceasefire due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it has given them the perfect breather to reestablish fortresses in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar.
Chhattisgarh govt and police say the gun battle lasted nearly 3 hours, and the security forces’ team inflicted heavy casualties on the Maoists too.
Many believed that Maoists operating in the Karnataka-Kerala-Tamil Nadu tri-junction area were just a bunch of Left radicals spreading propaganda, with no violence.
Arundhati Roy says Shekhar Gupta has quoted her inaccurately as having described Maoists as ‘Gandhians with Guns’.
Judicial commission found encounter that killed 17 villagers for being ‘Maoists’ was fake. Chhattisgarh home minister promises swift action soon.
Kobad Ghandy’s latest arrest came last month, when he was picked up by Gujarat Police in connection with a 2010 sedition case.