Filed under: Indian Subcontinent | Tags: Adivasi, CPI (M), CRPF, India, Lalgarh, Maoists, State Repression, West Bengal
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21 June 2009
Source: The Hindu
KOLKATA: Top ranking Maoist leader Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji, who is believed to have played a key role in the outfit’s activities in the troubled Lalgarh area of Paschim Medinipur district, said on Saturday the West Bengal government should halt security operations in the region and sit for talks with the local people to find a solution to their problems.
“If the Left Front government wants discussions with the people of Lalgarh, the operation by the police and the security forces against them should end by this afternoon,” Mr. Rao, a member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) told a local television channel.
The Maoist leader, who claimed to be in the Lalgarh area, said Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee should go to Dalilpur Chak and talk to the people. The State government should not (more…)
Filed under: Indian Subcontinent | Tags: Anuj Pandy, Asok Mohan Chakraborty, Celatkri, Chhatradhar Mahato, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), Communist Party of India - Marxist, CRPF, Dharampur, Gherua, Jitindra Prasad, Kaima, Kolkata, Lalgarh, Maoist leader Bikash, Naxal, Naxalite, People's Committee Against Police Atrocities, Ramgarh, Ramvilas Paswan, Salboni, Sujit Sarkar, West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, West Midnapur
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June 16, 2009
Two more Communist Party of India-Marxist cadres were found dead as pro-Naxal tribals, agitating against alleged police atrocities, on Monday torched three police camps and demolished house of a Marxist leader, virtually taking control of Lalgarh in West Midnapur district after forcing security forces to leave the area.
The police camps at Belatkri and Dharampur and the Ramgarh outpost in Lalgarh were wound up in the wake of apprehensions that tribals, who have launched an agitation under the banner of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities, may loot the arms, the police said.
The tribals later torched the Ramgarh police outpost as also police camps at Beratikri and Dharmapur. They also demolished a (more…)