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Thursday, April 26, 2018

People’s War seems to be on the increase in India

By សតិវ ​អតុ
A lot of news is coming out of India lately. The Guerrilla war, made up mostly of Maoist guerrillas, including the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and the Naxalite insurgency, seems to be on the increase. For the last several years various news sources in the West have reported that the Maoist insurgency has lost ground and activity has slowed down. But in recent years that seems to be changing. One of the latest reports from the British Daily Mail, “At least 37 Maoists killed in jungle raids in India,” reports:

“The Maoists are believed to be present in at least 20 Indian states but are most active in forested resource-rich areas in the states of Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra.
Gadchiroli is a key transit point for Maoist guerrillas, connecting western India with central and southern states in a restive tranche known as the "red corridor".
Last month eight members of the security forces were killed in Chhattisgarh after suspected rebels blew up their vehicle with a landmine.
Two soldiers were killed last week in a similar explosion in the central state.”

In the last year The Network of Communist Blogs  (RBC) has had many articles on the various battles and massacres against the Maoists carried out by the Narendra Modi, and his fascistic Bharatiya Janata Party  government.   RBC, which this blog is a part of, has always backed the people’s war in India, but such reports of activity have increased over the last year or more. So we can expect more news and reports from India as we get them. Much of the news has been positive for the Maoist, but there has also been a lot of disturbing news about brutality and massacres conducted by the Modi government. Readers can expect more news to continue.

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