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Indian Maoists Protest in Chhattisgarh

Posted by celticfire84 on July 13, 2011

This comes from The Indian Maoists have been ardent defenders of the adivasi people who are being actively hunted by the Indian state.

The tribal people of Eastern India, targets of the state.

Maoist protest week hits life in Chhattisgarh interiors

Raipur, July 4 (IANS) A protest week called by the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) began Monday in Chhattisgarh, hitting life in the state’s vast forested interiors, police said.

“The protest week has hit life in the interior pockets of Bastar’s 40,000 sq km area where operators have kept buses and smaller passenger vehicles off the road fearing a Maoist attack,” a senior officer at the police headquarters here told IANS.

The official added that hundreds of police and paramilitary troopers have been relocated to strengthen security in the jungle areas vulnerable to attacks.

Reports coming in from the interiors of Dantewada, Bijapur and Narayanpur districts say Maoists have blocked dozens of key forested roads and people remained indoors. The rebels have distributed pamphlets and asked people to join their protest week. Read the rest of this entry »

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