A shock and anguish was very much evident among the people of Dantewada, a district where a tribal leader Mahendra Karma lived and nurtured his political ambition amid Maoist threat, following the macabre attack that killed him along with 27 others.
Anti-naxal operations will be intensified with more security forces and modern weapons being provided by the Centre to the affected regions, Union Home Secretary RK Singh said today.
Pressure is mounting on Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh regarding security lapses for Saturday’s Parivartan rally in Bastar’s Darbha ghat.
After killing Mahendra Karma, Maoists have sent a chilling message to his family: leave your ancestral home in seven days or face the consequences. Ejaz Kaiser reports.
Ruling out the need to deploy the army in fighting Naxal violence in the state, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on Monday admitted "security lapses" that led to the killing of key Congress leaders last weekend.
Ruling out the role of the army in fighting Naxal violence in the state, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh today admitted "security lapses" that led to the killing of key Congress leaders last weekend.
Congress MLA Kawasi Lakhma on Monday alleged that he and the Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel had requested the police for adequate security cover to the party's rally, which they were refused along the route where Maoists ambushed their cavalcade on Saturday in Bastar region. Pradip Kumar Maitra reports.
The community policing, regular combing and campaign against Maoist ideology has helped the Uttar Pradesh police to check the activities of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) in the red corridor of UP- Sonebhadra, Mirzapur and Chandauli.
Condemning the Maoist attack on a Congress rally in Chhattisgarh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that Maoism is a serious challenge to Indian democracy and joint efforts are being made to combat it.
The death toll in Saturday’s audacious Maoist strike on a Congress convoy in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar division rose to 27 after bullet-riddled bodies of state party chief, his son and eight others were found on Sunday morning as reports emerged that the state was warned of a possible strike by the rebels.
The mafia-style elimination of the entire state Congress leadership in Chhattisgarh in one clever sweep may have surprised many, but not the powers that be in Delhi -- despite the government celebrating a sharp decline in Maoist violence. Aloke Tikku