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India: Court bars govt from arming tribals to fight Maoists

By Wed, Jul 06, 2011 11:14AM UTC 0 Comment

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...