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Indian Maoists Seize Weapons in Orissa

Posted by n3wday on November 29, 2008

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The Maoist movement in India has been gaining strength in recent years. In the mid 1990’s the Naxal movement was only effecting four states and  fifteen districts. However by 2007 Maoism had become prevalent in 18 states and 194 districts. The Naxalites are known for their daring arm seizures. This article provides and example. This article was published by People’s Truth.

The town people welcomed the attack and even joined in to give slogans along with the Maoists. After the attack it is reported that the Maoists calmly had a full meal in restaurants and paid the bills.”

Seizure of Arms at Nayagarh, Orissa

On Feb.15, 2008, a reported 500 Maoists laid siege to the main stockpiles of armaments at Nayagarh, 85 kms from Bhubaneshwar [the capital of Orissa]. In the ensuing gun battles 13 police and two others were killed and nine injured. The attacks in Nayagarh included the Armoury, the Town police station, the Police Training School, the Police Station at Daspalla, and the outpost at Galeri.

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