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India: Anti-Naxal forces leave a trail of devastation

India: Anti-Naxal forces leave a trail of devastation

By Tue, Oct 11, 2011 2:02PM UTC Comments Off India: Anti-Naxal forces leave a trail of devastation

A 30-year-old woman was repeatedly gang raped by security forces for a week during August in the Saranda forests of Jharkhand. Jawans of the anti-Naxal Cobra force captured her house, and made her to live with and cook for them. Today, she does not dare speak out against the barbarity since the jawans subsequently arrested...

Maoist rebels kill 3 villagers in eastern India

By Sun, Jul 31, 2011 9:30AM UTC Comments Off Maoist rebels kill 3 villagers in eastern India

PATNA, India (AP) — Police say Maoist rebels have shot and killed three villagers in eastern India. Bihar state police chief Neelmani, who uses only one name, said more than 100 rebels attacked Banda village 112 miles (180 kilometers) west of state capital Patna on Saturday night. Neelmani said the slain villagers were opposed to...

India: Court bars govt from arming tribals to fight Maoists

By Wed, Jul 06, 2011 11:14AM UTC Comments Off India: Court bars govt from arming tribals to fight Maoists

The Supreme Court of India’s directive to the Chhattisgarh government to disband and disarm 6,500 special police officers (SPOs) engaged in anti-Maoist operations is a slap on the latter’s face. On Tuesday, a Supreme Court bench ordered the Union government “to cease and desist, forthwith, from using any of its funds in supporting, directly or...