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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Naxalite affected areas are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Naxalite violence is targeted attacks on police, police informers, ruling political class and soft targets such as the railways. The Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist (People's War) and the Maoist Communist Centre of India, which merged in September 2004 to form the Communist Party of India-Maoist, spearhead the violence.

The Union Home Ministry has mooted a proposal to start a centralized school on the model of Greyhounds Academy to train special commandos for undertaking anti-extremist operations.

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•  Small Success Against Naxals

  Internal Security Concerns to the Fore

  Maoist Meet Focuses on Coordination

•  Naxalism, Micro-Terrorism Major Security Threats

•  Special Anti-Naxal Force


•  People's War Group (PWG)

  United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)

  Maoist Communist Centre

•  Renvir Sena

•  People's Liberation Army

•  People's Liberation Front of Meghalaya

•  Tamil Nadu Liberation Army

•  Naxals affected States

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•  War on the People



Even as two persons were killed in fresh violence in the Nandigram area on Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee reviewed the situation at a meeting with senior State and police officials here. (Central Forces Yet To Arrive In Nandigram, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

WORK for every hand, bread for every stomach, land for the landless, protection for small farmers and traders, change in the present economic policies.” (Rallying Forces For Land, Frontline, Purnima S. Tripathi, Nov 07, 2007)

What started off as a violent agitation against a rumour of land acquisition in Nandigram block in West Bengal’s East Midnapore (Purba Medinipur) district 10 months ago has, in fact, taken the form of a struggle for turf control between the . . . . (Fanning The Flames In Nandigram, Frontline, SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY, Nov 07, 2007)

The latest issue of People’s Democracy has an editorial on the Gujarat riots in the wake of Tehelka’s sting operation. (No Closure, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Three CPI(M) supporters were killed and 20 seriously injured as violence erupted once again in Nandigram on Tuesday as armed party cadres made a desperate bid to recapture lost ground. (3 Cpm Workers Killed In Nandigram Violence, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

As the President summoned the Winter session of Parliament for November 15 on Monday, the Opposition BJP gave notices for a discussion on the Indo-US nuclear deal under rules 184 and 193. While rule 184 warrants voting, rule 193 entails just a discussion. (Bjp Gives Notice For Vote, Debate On N-Deal In Winter Session, Indian Express, Pradeep Kaushal, Nov 06, 2007)

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren sounded the early election bell, while a crucial UPA meeting called tomorrow left the state Congress in the cold. (Congress Cold To Meet, Soren Sounds Alert, Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)

The Indian Left is much larger than its most visible face, the Communist Party of India (Marxist). It is split three ways, each currently pointing in three directions. (Left With An Alternative, Asian Age, M.J. Akbar, Nov 05, 2007)

There is much euphoria about Sensex touching the 20,000 mark within a short period. (Rising Sensex, Tribune, Jayshree Sengupta, Nov 05, 2007)

Journalist Vijay Raghavan’s first novel is quite a tour de force. On the face of it, it is a straightforward story of Bharat Sharma, an English lecturer who marries a beautiful heiress, his student. (Fresh Print, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)

The Andhra Pradesh police has re-opened a 31-year-old case that symbolised a defining moment in the blood-soaked Naxalite history. A senior Maoist leader was arrested and produced before a local court yesterday. (Andhra Reopens 31-Yr-Old Naxalite Case , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)

Nandigram has handed the CPM-backed Students Federation of India its worst rout in campus polls at Jawahalal Nehru University in at least a decade. (Jnu Shame For Sfi, Blame On Nandigram, Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)

There is a class aspect to human rights and victims everywhere are mostly subalterns, be it the Army, the police or Naxalites. (Unrest, Human Rights, Police, Army And Naxalites , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

Sixteen policemen were feared killed in a Maoist attack in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh this evening. The attack took place about 3.45 pm near Tong Guda village, bordering Andhra Pradesh. (Naxals Again: 16 Cops Feared Killed In Chhattisgarh In ‘Last Govt Outpost’, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

Sixteen policemen, including six CRPF jawans, were killed and five injured as CPI (Maoist) cadres ambushed a special party in Pamedu police station limits, some 22 km from the Taliperu project in Andhra Pradesh, in Bijapur district of . . . . (16 Policemen Killed In Maoist Ambush, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

That the Naxalites could attack at will was evident once again on Friday afternoon when Maoist guerrillas ambushed a band of Chhattisgarh cops, walking to a police station to collect their salaries, and killed 16 of them. (Naxalites Gun Down 16 Cops In Chhattisgarh, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

THE ghost of an outspoken judge is haunting the Indian establishment. A pronouncement by Justice Anand Narain Mulla of the Allahabad High Court nearly half a century ago is often quoted even today. (A Criminal Force?, Tribune, PUNYAPRIYA DASGUPTA, Nov 03, 2007)

At least 15 security personnel were killed today when Naxalites triggered a blast and opened fire at a patrolling party near Tongada village, bordering Andhra Pradesh, in Maoist-infested Bijapur district in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. (Naxals Kill 15 Troops In Chhattisgarh , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

The most defining incident for the Naxalites was re-opened today when senior most Maoist leader from West Bengal Tusharkant Bhattacharya was produced in Luxxadipet Court in Adilabad district for his involvement in two murder cases thirty one years ago. (Historic Naxalite Case Re-Opened, Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

Deputy Commissioner of Chatra district Puja Singhal collapsed suddenly while taking a stroll inside her official residence on Thursday morning. “She suddenly felt some pain on the left side of her waist, vomited and fell unconscious. (Dc Collapses, Naxal Attack Not Ruled Out, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)

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