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Mutiny among Indian counter-insurgency troops

Posted by Mike E on September 22, 2011

Indian counterinsurgency troops describing their hunger strike to reporters.

Articles have appeared in the Indian press documenting a revolt among the soldiers (Jawans) of the the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB). The mutiny is (apparently) over their terrible conditions. As Maoists say “It is no fun being a running dog.” And, at the same time, it is a positive thing for the Indian revolutionaries and people if the Indian high command face demoralization and revolt within the ranks.

Thanks to Sidhartha S.

State unit jawans fast to protest posting

from the Telegraph

Midnapore, Sept. 21: Over 300 India Reserve Battalion (IRB) jawans deployed in the Maoist-affected areas of West Midnapore and Bankura have gone on a hunger strike from last night protesting prolonged posting in a “high-risk zone”, lack of leaves and the dilapidated condition of barracks.

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Nepal: India Tries to Convict Maoists from People’s War Period

Posted by hetty7 on September 22, 2011

This article is from myrepublica.

Clemency Plea Likely for Convicted Maoists

Kiran Chapagain/Kiran Pun

Kathmandu Sept 13: The government is likely to request India for clemency  to 10 Maoist leaders  including four sitting lawmakers and politburo  leaders convicted on treason charges by an Indian high court recently.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Narayankaji Shrestha told Republica that the government on Monday approached the office of the Attorney General for advice.

“We have asked the attorney general to study the legal procedure and how the issue can be resolved,” Shrestha said when asked how the government  and the Maoist party would deal with the verdict of the Patna High Court.

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