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(From left) DU professor Nandini Sundar, activist Sanjay Parate and JNU professor Archana Prasad at Nama village in 2016. Shamnath for who’s killing an FIR was registered against the activists belonged to this village | By special arrangement

NHRC asks Chhattisgarh to pay Rs 1 lakh each to DU professor, activists 4 yrs after false FIR

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’. 
A file photo of Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallav with villagers in Potali village in the district. | Photo: ANI

Get 500 Naxals of 1,600 in Dantewada to surrender — Chhattisgarh’s new rehabilitation plan

The Chhattisgarh Police plans to scale up its new ‘transparent’ Lon Varratu campaign for rehabilitation of Naxals if it works in Dantewada.
Dantewara BJP district vice-president Jagat Pujari (L) was arrested on 13 June along with fellow accused Ramesh Usendi | By special arrangement

Arrested Dantewada BJP leader worked with Maoists for 10 years, says Chhattisgarh police

Jagat Pujari, the BJP district vice-president for Dantewada, was arrested Saturday for his alleged involvement in arranging supplies for Maoists.
File picture of Naxals at a jungle in Bastar

Maoists blame US for Covid-19, police say they are frustrated as supply network is hit

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.
Maoists set ablaze 27 vehicles and Construction Machines at a road construction site in Kurkheda, Gadchiroli, Maharshtra | ANI

Intelligence reports show Maoists are using lockdown time to regroup in Bastar

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.
File photo of security personnel after an encounter (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Maoists kill 17 personnel in Sukma gun battle after ambushing large encounter team

Chhattisgarh govt and police say the gun battle lasted nearly 3 hours, and the security forces’ team inflicted heavy casualties on the Maoists too.

Maoist insurgency far from over. After Bastar, Naxals’ new laboratory is in south India

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.
Author and activist Arundhati Roy addresses a protest organised by the activists of Campaign against State Repression on Rights over various issues, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in August, 2018. | PTI

Shekhar Gupta responds to Arundhati Roy on ‘Gandhians with Guns’

Arundhati Roy says Shekhar Gupta has quoted her inaccurately as having described Maoists as ‘Gandhians with Guns’.
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel at ThePrint's Off The Cuff in New Delhi on 7 December

Chhattisgarh govt to initiate action in 2012 Sarkeguda ‘fake’ encounter case

Judicial commission found encounter that killed 17 villagers for being ‘Maoists’ was fake. Chhattisgarh home minister promises swift action soon.
Kobad Ghandy

Kobad Ghandy — Doon School alum ‘Maoist’ who has been in jail for 10 yrs despite acquittals

Kobad Ghandy’s latest arrest came last month, when he was picked up by Gujarat Police in connection with a 2010 sedition case.

On Camera

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.