Naxals/Maoists Watch

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Should the Indian government use armed forces against the naxals/maoists?

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  1. Pintu

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    Chidambaram visits Kandhamal victims in relief camps

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    Chidambaram visits Kandhamal victims in relief camps

    2009-06-26 21:30:00

    Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram on Friday visited Kandhamal riots victims in the Government run relief camps here.

    Chidambaram, who is taking stock of the law and order situation in Orissa, today visited the Government run relief camps in Mandaika, Rahikola, Tinigia and Tikabali in Kandhamal district.

    He assured the riot victims that action would be taken against the culprits involved. Chidambaram asked them to think of starting their life afresh.

    "I am sorry that certain things happened last year and you have been brought to these camps. But you must go back to your villages. I am here to tell you, don't fear," Chidambaram said.

    Nearly 1500 people, mostly tribals are living in relief camps set up after a series of communal riots which followed the killing of VHP leader Swami Laxmananda Saraswati in August last year, in Kandhamal district.

    Meanwhile, in the wake of increased Maoist activities, the Orissa Government has urged the Centre to deploy paramilitary personnel. The State Government has also asked for helicopters and grants for setting up a anti-Naxal training centre.

    During the meeting with the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, state government officials sought seven more battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force, and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers to train men of the state police,

    Hours before the Home Minister's visit to Orissa, Maoists blew up mobile towers and a railway station, and cut off the road leading to Narayanpatna block in the Koraput district on Thursday.

    Chidambaram cancelled his visit to the NALCO, bauxite-mining area in the same district citing a "technical" problem. (ANI)
     
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    Orissa : Security force moves into Narayanpatna : 609043

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    Security force moves into Narayanpatna

    Published: June 26,2009

    Bhubaneswar , Jun 26 Security forces and Orissa police moved into Narayanpatna area of Koraput district today after clearing Laxmipur- Narayanpatna road blocked by Maoists for the past 12 days.
    Official sources said the Orissa police were accompanied by CRPF, elite anti-naxalite special operation group, bomb disposal squad and others and entered Narayanpatna after the Laxmipur- Narayanpatna road was cleared of large trees felled to block it.

    Personnel of the Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force were engaged in the road clearing activities amidst extra care as nine security personnel were killed in a landmine blast while clearing the same road on June 18, a senior official said.

    Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, who ended his two-day visit to the state, said" This morning, the Orissa police force has moved into a major portion of the district. I hope the Narayanpatna block will be free by tonight or tomorrow morning.

    " Till the last information I received, the force had moved in,"Chidambaram, who had reviewed the situation in Koraput yesterday, told newspersons here.
    Source: PTI
     
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    BBC NEWS | South Asia | Indian forces renew Maoist attack

    Indian forces renew Maoist attack

    Indian forces have launched fresh operations against Maoist strongholds in an embattled enclave in the state of West Bengal, officials say.

    Having consolidated their grip on parts of Lalgarh, troops are now fanning out to target surrounding areas, a police spokesman told the BBC.

    The state government recently re-asserted control in Lalgarh after Maoist rebels drove out local police.

    The insurgents had almost total control of the area since November 2008.

    But security forces have launched a determined campaign to retrieve territory and impose government control.

    They have been been bolstered by the arrival of more police from the neighbouring state of Jharkhand.

    The BBC's Subhir Bhaumik, in Calcutta, says Maoists are active there as well and the Jharkand police units have considerable experience in fighting Maoist rebels.

    Maoist-linked violence has killed 6,000 people in India over the past 20 years. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the Maoists as the greatest threat to India's internal security.

    West Bengal police spokesman Raj Kanojia said that the paramilitary troops were now targeting the areas of Goaltore and Ramgarh.

    "The fresh operations started early on Friday. The forces are fanning out slowly and so far they have not met any resistance from the Maoists," Mr Kanojia told the BBC.

    "But they have been told to be extremely alert because there could be stray raids, explosions and some obstruction by supporters of a local resistance committee close to the Maoists."

    Troop movements

    The BBC's Amitabha Bhattsali is with the paramilitary columns fanning out towards Goaltore from Lalgarh.

    "The forces are moving in a single column to avoid casualties in a possible ambush.

    "Minesweeping vehicles have cleared the roads but the troops are cautious. They are looking out for explosives specially under wooden bridges," he reported from Lalgarh.

    Until Thursday, there were reports that armed Maoist squads were present around Goaltore and neighbouring areas of Kadasole.

    "They were provoking villagers to stay back and resist the forces , but now the villages seem desolate," our correspondent says.

    The renewed attack comes shortly after the Indian government banned the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

    The move enabled the government to arrest party members even if they had not been directly involved in insurgent activities.

    A top Maoist leader and the party's "overground spokesman" Gour Chakrabarty was arrested on Tuesday.

    West Bengal's chief minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya has rejected Maoist offers of talks, saying "they must first surrender their weapons and stop the violence".

    The violence in Lalgarh began last November after Mr Bhattacharya narrowly escaped a landmine blast blamed on the rebels.

    Protests were launched when a number of locals were arrested on suspicion of attempting to assassinate him.
     
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    Forces Gather For Fresh Assault - Kolkata - Cities - The Times of India

    Forces Gather For Fresh Assault
    25 Jun 2009, 0524 hrs IST, Jayanta Gupta, TNN

    GOALTORE (WEST MIDNAPORE): Things have finally started moving in Goaltore. After a lull of three days since Saturday, when police had to retreat from Kadasole after being ambushed by Maoists, officers were on Wednesday seen preparing for what could be the final assault to reach Ramgarh, 11 km away this time with the help of satellite images. Top officials hinted the push would start "very soon", possibly within the next 48 hours.

    Forces have been moving into Goaltore over the last few days and told to sit tight in four camps. No one is allowed in or out. The administration wants to keep the actual number of forces a secret. On Tuesday, a truckload of bulletproof jackets was delivered at Goaltore police station.

    On Wednesday, IG (administration) Zulfiqar Hasan visited Goaltore to chalk out battle plans, along with a retinue of officers, including Burdwan additional SP Humayun Kabir, who is in charge of operations from this end.

    After the meeting was over, a heavily-armed police team, led by Hasan, marched towards Pingboni. They inspected a bridge on a canal outside Goaltore and checked for mines. On the way, officers told Hasan exactly where the firing had come from on Saturday and where more force should be deployed.

    Sources revealed that assistance has also been sought from Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) for satellite photographs of the region. Images may be zoomed down from RISAT-2, the all-weather satellite launched by ISRO in April. This satellite can reportedly pick out the registration number of a moving vehicle. If this is true, it can certainly send in information about the number of people in the area and the weapons they have.

    A large security contingent has reached Goaltore but the personnel have been confined to barracks. Small groups of securitymen moved around town on Wednesday. For the first time since Saturday, security checkposts have been set up on roads leading to or out of Goaltore. All vehicles are searched and their occupants questioned.

    "We know that many people moving around in the area are informers for Maoists. We do not want them to know how many men we have stationed here. We want it to be a surprise attack," said an officer. "There may be simultaneous strikes from Lalgarh, Sarenga and Goaltore. We are sure that the Maoists will not be able to withstand such an assault. There is delay because we want to make sure of everything. We also do not want any villagers to come to harm. We are continuing to send feelers, even to members of the PCPA, to lay down arms and leave the area. Nobody will disturb them."

    The Maoists, however, are as adamant as they were a day earlier. "The security forces do not know what will be in store for them once they start moving towards Ramgarh from Pingboni. We are ready to lay down our lives. If the frontline falls, hundreds of others are ready to take up arms for the cause. The forces cannot hope to win this war so easily," said a Maoist leader.

    Villagers, meanwhile, are running out of patience. Many of them have left home, unsure of what police are planning. They are worried that police will advance, fight PCPA members and return to camp at night. This will leave them unprotected and again at the mercy of the Maoists.
     
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    The same police that can't even fight terrorists? So basically, he wants to wait for another few years before Maoists regroup in some other state and turn it into another WB? F**ing genius.
     
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    Two Maoists held in Jharkhand with 200 kg of explosives
    26 Jun 2009, 1735 hrs IST, IANS

    BOKARO: Two Maoist rebels were Friday arrested with 200 kg of explosives and incriminating documents in Bokaro district of Jharkhand, police said.


    The two rebels, identified as Santosh Sao and Ganesh Sao, were arrested from Lalpania near Jhumra hill, around 45 km from the steel city of Bokaro Friday afternoon and 200 kg of explosives and 100 pieces of detonators were recovered from them, police said.

    They were described as hard-core activists of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist. They were involved in supplying explosives and arms to the 'red squad' of the party, according to police.

    On June 12, Maoist rebels had killed 12 security personnel at two places near Bokaro.

    In another development, a rebel from the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) was killed in a gunfight with security personnel in Premnagar village on the outskirts of state capital Ranchi late Thursday night.

    Maoists killed a person at Parasi village under Tamar block of Ranchi early Friday morning, police said.

    Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the state's 24 districts. Nearly 1,500 people have been killed in Maoist-related violence in the last eight years.

    Two Maoists held in Jharkhand with 200 kg of explosives - India - The Times of India
     
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    Security forces reclaim Kadasole in West Midnapore

    Goaltore (PTI): Security forces on Friday reclaimed control of Kadasole village to the north of Lalgarh in West Midnapore district from Maoists during the second phase of operations against the naxals who set off two landmine blasts.

    Led by CRPF, the troops including jungle warfare expert and personnel of the Indian Reserve Battalion and State Armed Police, who were helped by a helicopter, traded fire for 45 minutes with the Maoists who later fled the village, a senior CRPF officer told PTI.

    "There was no casualty and no arrest," the officer said. "The operations for the day is over and Kadasole has been secured. The forces will be stationed here."

    The security force launched the operations from Goaltore in the morning, five days after taking control of Lalgarh police station and faced no resistance till Pingboni three km away. The security forces then moved another four km to Kadasole, where they spotted a group of 15 armed Maoists.

    The troops came under fire from the Maoists and retaliated with mortars, light machine guns and AK-47s.

    The Maoists armed with .22 country-made guns kept firing at the security forces as they fled, he said. A helicopter also arrived and tried to spot the Maoists.

    Maoists triggered a landmine blast near a forest at Kadasole, four kms from Pingboni. No one was injured in the explosion. Our main concern were landmines. There were two landmine explosions at Kadasole," the officer said.

    Two other landmines, one an IED and another a sophisticated one, were defused near a bridge near Kadasole, he said.

    The Hindu News Update Service
     
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    Maoists ready for talks, call for ceasefire in Lalgarh

    Tue, 23 June, 2009


    Facing an ongoing offensive from security forces at Lalgarh, Maoists on Tuesday said they were ready for talks with the Centre and the state government, but demanded ceasefire as a pre-condition for the negotiations.

    "We are ready for talks with the Centre and West Bengal Government if the intellectuals, who visited the troubled Lalgarh area last Sunday, arrange for a meeting," CPI (Maoist) leader Sagar said in a statement.

    However, the naxal leader said the meeting could be possible only if the central para-military forces were withdrawn immediately from Lalgarh and a ceasefire is declared by the state police, outfit's spokesman Gour Chakraborty said.


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    Bengali artists meet with
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    Chakraborty said they were putting these conditions to create an atmosphere of peace before the talks could take place. He said once the proposal for talks was mooted, the CPI (Maoist) leaders would set the agenda before meeting representatives of the Centre and West Bengal Government.

    A delegation of Kolkata-based intellectuals, including film personality Aparna Sen, theatre artistes Kaushik Sen and Saonli Mitra and poet Joy Goswami, visited Lalgarh on Sunday and met PCPA leader Chhatradhar Mahato and villagers. The delegation has urged both Maoists and the security forces to exercise restraint and come to the negotiation table.


    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/maoists-ready-for-talks-call-for-ceasefire/480260/
     
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    Maoists retreat as security forces begin final push

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    Goaltor, June 27, 2009
    First Published: 01:22 IST(27/6/2009)
    Last Updated: 01:27 IST(27/6/2009)



    The final assault on the Maoists who had carved out stronghold in Lalgarh and areas around it in West Bengal was under way on Friday. By nightfall, security forces had regained seven km of territory from Goaltor to Kadashol after gunbattles with the Maoists who retreated towards their bastion of Ramgarh. The CRPF planned to march on Ramgarh on Saturday.

    Casualty figures were not known. Security forces said they did not suffer casualties and did not come on bodies of Maoists either. In fact, the security forces ploughed through the fields and thickets on either side of the asphalt road to avoid landmines.


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    Paramilitary soldiers patrol a forest in search
    of Maoist rebels in the Jhitka forest, about 172
    kilometers (107 miles) west from Calcutta, India,
    Saturday, June 20, 2009.


    Friday’s operation, seven days after central forces reached Lalgarh town during the first phase, was carried out by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police.

    The fiercest battle was fought at Murakati village where a section of Maoists held out for long before retreating. At Kadashol, the Maoists repeatedly blasted lanmines before the CRPF fired mortars to clear the area.

    The villages and small towns in the area, including Kadashol, considered a stronghold of the Maoists and the People Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA), were mostly deserted. Most residents had fled the fighting, the few who remained had locked themselves in their homes.


    Maoists retreat as security forces begin final push- Hindustan Times
     
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    This is the beginning of the end....

    for the Maoists.

    Finally, a movement that has plagued us for years has begun to be extirpated.

    So long suckers!
     
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    god speed my friend these reds need to be be kicked and kicked hard
     
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    Operations against Maoists resume - India - The Times of India

    Operations against Maoists resume
    27 Jun 2009, 0957 hrs IST, PTI

    KADASOLE (WB): A day after reclaiming fresh territory from Maoists at Kadasole in West Midnapore district, security forces on Saturday began heading towards Mohultol village on the way to the Naxal stronghold of Ramgarh.

    DIG CID (Special Operations Group), S N Gupta said the operations have entered a critical phase with resistance anticipated from Maoists and tribals under People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA).

    "The operations are likely to be serious today," he said.

    On Friday, the security forces captured Kadasole after a 45-minute encounter. The forces are heading for Lalgarh from the north in the second phase of the offensive with the immediate destination being Ramgarh, a Maoist stronghold.

    The operations were led by CRP commandos, India Reserve Battalion, State Armed Police and state Rapid Action Force.

    The security forces had liberated Lalgarh police station from Maoists on June 20.
     
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    Maoists blast landmines; forces advance towards naxal-held area

    Kadasole (WB) (PTI): Security forces on Friday continued their offensive to drive out Maoists from the trouble-torn area in West Midnapore district where the naxals put up a stiff resistance and detonated three landmines.

    A day after reclaiming fresh territory from Maoists at Kadasole, security forces began heading towards Mohultol village on the way to the naxal stronghold of Ramgarh.

    The forces faced stiff resistance at Mohultol village from Maoists who detonated three landmines and CRPF commandos retaliated them with firing from mortars, Light Machine Guns and AK-47s, officials said.

    Maoists also fired from country-made guns at the forces from the jungles, senior officers told a visiting PTI correspondent at Mohultol, a small hamlet surrounded by dense forest on the way to Ramgarh from Goaltor.

    DIG CID (Special Operations Group), S N Gupta said the operations have entered a critical phase with fierce resistance anticipated from Maoists and tribals under People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA).

    on Thursday, the security forces captured Kadasole after a 45-minute encounter. The forces are heading for Lalgarh from the north in the second phase of the offensive with the immediate destination being Ramgarh, a Maoist stronghold.

    The security forces had liberated Lalgarh police station from Maoists on June 20.

    The Hindu News Update Service
     
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    Security forces reclaim Ramgarh from Maoists
    Zeenews Bureau

    Kadasole (WB), June 27: In a major achievement in the ongoing offensive against Maoists in West Bengal, the security forces on Saturday reclaimed the Naxal stronghold of Ramgarh.

    Reports said Maoists have been pushed back and the area cleared of landmines. The development came after security forces this morning launched a two-pronged offensive deep into Maoist-held areas and moved from Kadasole in the north and from Lalgarh in the south. As troops moved forward, Naxals detonated three landmines and engaged in a firefight with government forces.

    Besides detonating the landmines, the Maoists fired at the security forces as the offensive resumed this morning with a march from Kadasole, secured yesterday, to Mohultol a forested area, a senior CRPF officer accompanying the forces said.

    The 1000-strong security forces comprising the CRPF, India Reserve battalion and the Rapid Action Force retaliated with mortars, LMGs and AK-47s overcoming the Maoists at Mohultol, the officer said.

    Simultaneously from Lalgarh in the south, which was taken over by the security forces from Maoists on June 20 after an eight-month siege, around 1100 security forces marched towards Ramgarh and advanced to Amdanga, the officer said.

    There was no resistance from the Lalgarh end of operations, he said.

    The security forces, which also comprised jungle warfare experts of the CRPF, were preceded by a mine detection unit and a team from the District Intelligence Bureau.

    The forces advancing from the forested flanks of the roads were accompanied by anti-landmine vehicles and bulldozers to clear the road.

    DIG CID (Special Operations Group), SN Gupta had earlier said that the operations have entered a critical phase with resistance anticipated from Maoists and tribals under the People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA).

    A senior officer of the State Armed Police, Murlidharan said the forces, during their advance through villages were meeting the people, listening to their grievances and assuring them security from the Maoists.

    Tackling Maoists : Security forces head towards Ramgarh
     
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    Maoists loot SBI branch in Orissa

    Bhubaneswar (PTI): Armed Maoists looted about Rs six lakh from a State Bank of India branch in Orissa's Koraput district after assaulting its guard and staff, police said on Saturday.

    About a dozen Maoists, armed with sophisticated weapons, struck late last night and overpowered the lone security guard posted at the bank located in Machkund, about 530 km from here, they said.

    The naxals also assaulted the guard and staff of the bank.

    All the roads leading to the bank had been blocked by the ultras who had felled a large number of trees in a bid to prevent police and security personnel from moving to the spot easily, police said.

    The Hindu News Update Service
     
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    Lalgarh offensive: Security forces reclaim Ramgarh from Maoists

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    Lalgarh offensive: Security forces reclaim Ramgarh from Maoists

    2009-06-27 21:31:00

    Bengal), June 27 (IANS) Security forces Saturday launched a multi-pronged attack on the Maoists and reclaimed the rebel stronghold of Ramgarh after marching through dense forests, defusing landmines, firing mortars and engaging in gunbattles with the leftwing extremists in West Bengal.

    The rebels challenged the joint force of the central paramilitary troopers and state armed police by firing a hail of bullets in two forest stretches and torched an office of the All India Trade Union Congress - the trade union arm of West Bengal's ruling Left Front constituent Communist Party of India (CPI) - before decamping from Ramgarh, 22 km from here.

    The forces marched into the Ramgarh outpost, under Lalgarh police station, and set up a base camp there on the 10th day of the massive security operation launched by the West Bengal government to flush out Maoists from areas in and around Lalgarh, 200 km west of state capital Kolkata.

    The rebels had torched the outpost and driven out the civil administration from the area June 15.

    'The Maoists have fled the area. None of them are there now,' Inspector General of Police (Law and order) Raj Kanojia told IANS in Kolkata after the troopers' successful two-day surge from Goaltore on the borders of West Midnapore and Bankura district to Ramgarh.

    'We have reached Ramgarh. We will set up a camp and restore normalcy. The operations will be on. We hope the public will help us,' said Inspector General of Police (Operations) of the state's Criminal Investigations Department S.N. Gupta, who led the forces during the nine-km trek that began Friday morning.

    However, district superintendent of police Manoj Verma declined to spell out whether the forces have suffered any losses. 'We will not give any such details. The operations will go on till the situation becomes completely normal.'

    Lalgarh is the headquarters of Binpur-1 block under Jhargram sub-division. Ramgarh is a village under the same block.

    The Maoists took position in the fields and jungles and rained bullets, but proved no match for the overwhelmingly superior firepower of the troopers.

    One group of the forces moved from Kadasole village, where it had camped overnight after setting out from Goaltore, and marched through the Maoist-infested Mohultala forest, where the ultras fired from two sides but beat a retreat after the securitymen fired back.

    The forces moved in a 'V' formation with the state's armed police moving in double file on the main road and the paramilitary troopers giving them cover by moving through jungles on both sides of the road, looking for Maoists in nearby villages and identifying and defusing landmines. They reached Ramgarh at around 3.30 p.m. after trudging through the Tentultala forest.

    Another team of securitymen moved out from the southern base camp at Lalgarh for Ramgarh, but came up against strong resistance at Amdanga close to another Maoist den of Chokhasole jungles.

    Roads had been dug and trees felled to block the advancing forces, which found a Maoist poster asking people to avoid the area as landmines had been planted there.

    Two low-intensity mines were found and defused. The security men crossed the jungle stretch and entered Pathardanga, the village of agitating tribal leader Chhatradhar Mahato, but finally returned to Lalgarh after rebels fired from the jungle.

    A third column of forces, meanwhile, moved from Sarenga in Bankura and sealed the district's border with Lalgarh to pre-empt any possibility of the Maoists escaping through the area.

    Police also set up camps at Kadashole, besides using the Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) specialised anti-Maoist force Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) for intense combing and patrolling of the forests.

    A tribal body, People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA), backed by the Maoists, had since last November established virtual control over 42 villages in Lalgarh and surrounding areas where hundreds of Maoist extremists had virtually taken over the role of the state administration.

    The troopers have already re-established the writ of the state in a majority of these villages.

    Meanwhile, PCAPA chief Mahato addressed a large meeting at Kantapahari, another Maoist den close to Ramgarh, and urged the villagers to resist the forces without fleeing their homes.

    Lalgarh has been on the boil since November when a landmine exploded on the route of the convoy of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and then central ministers Ram Vilas Paswan and Jitin Prasada.

    Complaining of police atrocities after the blast, angry tribals backed by Maoists launched an agitation, virtually cutting off the area from the rest of West Midnapore district.

    Maoists are active in areas under 21 police stations in the state's three western districts - West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia.
     
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    Eight rights activists headed for Lalgarh arrested

    Midnapore, June 27: Eight members of a human rights organisation, 'Fact-finding Committee of India', including documentary film maker Gopal Menon, who were heading for Lalgarh on Saturday, were arrested.

    DSP (HQ) Subhankar Singha Roy, said the human rights activists, were taken to the Kotwali police station for questioning after they arrived here by train from Kolkata.

    They were later arrested.

    The state government has imposed prohibitory orders in Lalgarh in view of the crackdown by security forces on Maoists there.



    WB tribal adviser resigns over Lalgarh

    A senior adviser to West Bengal's Left Front government resigned on Saturday to protest against the "torture" of tribals in the state's Lalgarh area that has just been cleared of armed Maoists who had declared it a "liberated" zone.

    "I have served this government with all sincerity. But the way the tribals in Lalgarh are being tortured, I never expected this from this government," Dhirendra Nath Baske, a leading Santhali scholar said.

    Baske, adviser to the state government's Santhali publication Pachhim Bangla, sent in his resignation to the director of information.

    "I know the tribal psyche. They never want violence. But look at this government. Their police tortured women and innocent people after the landmine explosion on the chief minister's convoy at Salboni in November.

    "The tribals had only demanded that police tender an apology for the atrocities. But police did not. The government also did nothing. That means the government is supporting the police action," said Baske, a former editor of Pachhim Bangla and a one-time acting editor of Adibasi Barta - a representative magazine of West Bengal Tribal Welfare Cooperative Board.

    Security forces have launched a major offensive on the Maoists in the West Midnapore district enclave of Lalgarh, 200 km west of state capital Kolkata.

    Baske was also cut up with the government for the neglect of the Santhali Academy.

    "About seven years back, I had made arrangements to bring to Kolkata a rare miscrofilm from Oslo university on the history, society, culture and behavioural pattern of tribals 100 years back. But there was no follow-up."

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    Maoists set ablaze bus in Bihar

    Muzaffarpur, June 27: Armed squad of proscribed CPI (Maoist) on Saturday set ablaze a bus near Ramnagar village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district during a bandh called by the outfit at Tirhut in protest against its worker's murder.

    Inspector General of Police (Operation) S K Bhardwaj told agency in Patna that the Naxalites asked the passengers to alight the bus and set it on fire at Ramnagar village bordering East Champaran district. No one was injured.

    The timely intervention of the locals who doused the fire saved the bus from complete damage, Bhadrdwaj said adding that all police stations in Tirhut division had been put on maximum alert following the bandh call given by the Maoists.

    He said that an operation had been launched to nab the ultras.

    The Naxalites had called a bandh in Tirhut division to protest the murder of their activist Jagdish Mahto, whose body was recovered by police from the banks of a river near Piprakothi in East Champaran district a week ago.

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    I-G Tihar Jail Banned

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    Nepalese Maoists slam ban on Indian Maoists

    Nepalese Maoists slam ban on Indian Maoists

    Kathmandu, June 27: Though claiming they have no links with their Indian counterparts, Nepalese Maoists have slammed the ban imposed on the Maoist in India, saying that the confrontation should be solved politically and not militarily.

    "The Maoist problem in India is a political problem and I think it should be resolved politically and no military solution should be sought to resolve the issue," Unified CPN-Maoist Foreign Relations Department chief C P Gajurel said, as he denied any "working relation" with them.

    "As a political organisation we cannot support the move to ban the Maoist organisation, which is a political group," he said.

    "We did not have any working relation with the Indian Maoists in the past and also we will not establish such links in future," he clarified. But as a political organisation we have our own views and we cannot buy the idea of banning that organization, said Gajurel.

    The Maoists of India have their own ideology, their political organisation, their aim and ideology. The group which is aimed at bringing total transformation in the society cannot be termed as terrorist and should not be banned, he said.

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    After these Indian Maoists get slammed you nepalese loudmouths are next.
     

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