Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicMaoists

Topic: Maoists

Missing CRPF commando in our custody, appoint interlocutors for release, say Maoists

Maoists have, however, not raised any formal demands for the release of commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas even as police are verifying the authenticity of their purported statement.

How naxalism and the extremist communist movement grew and infested Chhattisgarh

In episode 717 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta talks about how Maoist\naxal groups gained power since independence and the recent ambush of security personnel in Chhattisgarh.

Govt determined to take fight against unrest by Naxals to ‘logical conclusion’: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a visit to Chhattisgarh, made the comment after paying tributes to the 22 security personnel who were killed by Naxals in the state Saturday.

UPA to NDA, India still confused on how to fight Naxal insurgency. Maoists know that

Manmohan Singh rightly described Naxalism as India’s greatest internal security challenge. Nothing much changed after that.

Maoists surrendered for family life, fatherhood. They now find it was snatched long ago

In 2012, I wrote about the first surrendered Naxal to undergo reverse vasectomy and 'reclaim the right to fatherhood'. Last month, I learnt he still couldn’t bear a child.

‘Remove BSF camps from sacred land’ — Chhattisgarh tribals from 103 villages begin protest

Villagers claim two new BSF camps in Kanker district were built on land that had two 'Devasthals' or holy places. Police dispute claim & say Maoists are behind the protest.

CRPF to target Naxal strongholds in Chhattisgarh, deploy 5 new battalions in Sukma & Bijapur

Some members of Maoists’ Central Committee are guarded round-the-clock by Central Regional Command. CRPF will target them in Sukma & Bijapur districts.

Bastar police plans course to reform jailed Maoists, ‘influence their ideology’

The course manual is currently being readied. Classes on the course will begin at Dantewada district jail where around 600 Maoists are lodged at present.

‘Congress govt has failed us’ — Bastar villagers demand release of jailed ‘innocent tribals’

Tribal leaders allege there was police brutality ahead of a rally, organised to demand the release of those in jail, on 13 September. They are now threatening to step up their agitation.

Dantewada villagers file police complaints against Naxals, SP says this is unprecedented

According to police, residents of Chikpal, Parcheli and Nahadi villages have accused Maoists of rounding them up and then assaulting them. FIRs have been lodged in all 3 cases.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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