Sunday, April 3, 2016

India - Boykott polls and people's war actions

 West Bengal elections in “Maoist affected” areas
…The Election Commission of India (ECI) has identified 1,962 of the total polling stations as “critical” as it falls under the Maoist belt in the region. The voting process will end at 4 p.m. in the Maoist-affected areas, while at rest of the places it will be over by 6 p.m.
“There will be multiple layers of security comprising both central and state police forces. In Left wing extremism affected areas there will be a minimum of one section of force present in every polling station location while in other areas there will be at least half section force present,” an election commission official said.
Elections in West Bengal will be held in six phases. The first phase in Maoist-affected regions will be held in two parts, with second scheduled on April 11.
Chhattisgarh: BJYM president shot by Maoists in Bastar, airlifted to Raipur
Raipur: Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha district president of Bijapur was shot at by group of Maoists when he was sitting at a temple at Bhairamgarh in Bijapur district of Bastar region on Saturday evening.
Sepcial DG (Naxal operations) DM Awasthi told TOI that according to preliminary reports, the BJYM president Murlikrishna Naidu went to a Devi temple and was shot at from behind with two bullets. When the rebels tried to him with an axe, Naidu somehow escaped but sustained minor injuries due to the attack. Naidu was sitting on the premises of temple at around 8 pm when group of Maoists he was shot and was left profusely bleeding while the ultras escaped into forests.
“Although his condition was reportedly stable but we would be in position to comment about it only after treatment begins,” Awasthi said.
Naidu was closely working with forest minister Mahesh Gagda who also hails from Bastar.
Gagda told TOI that immediate arrangements to airlift him to Raipur were made and said that Naidu is a youth icon in Bijapur district who has been actively working in the region, his close association with me must have triggered Maoists to attack on him. “When Maoists fail to attack me, they target my close aids,” Gagda said.
Maoist claims bomb attack at the official quarter of Medical Superintendent of RIMS
IMPHAL, Apr 2: The armed Maoist Communist Party, Manipur has owned up to the bomb attack at the official quarter of Medical Superintendent of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on April 1 night. The outfit in a statement signed by its Secretary Publicity and Propaganda Comrade Nonglen Meitei hailed its militias who carried out the daring bomb attack at the MS’s official quarter manned by security forces round the clock.
It said the outfit will not carry out attack in healthcare centres but will not spare those who run business in the name of healthcare.
Director, Deputy Director and Medical Superintendent of RIMS were declared as reactionaries by the outfit few days back for their involvement in corruption. The attack at the MS’s official quarter was not related to monetary demand but it was carried out as a warning against corruption, the statement said.
It reiterated that the outfit had already lobbed a hand grenade at the MS’s residence as a warning to make him accept his wrongdoings but instead of accepting his wrong deeds he shifted to his official quarter guarded by security forces.
Maoist posters found in Malkangiri’s Kalimera area

Bhubaneswar: In yet another incident, many Maoist posters were found at various placed under the Kalimela police station in Malkangiri district of Odisha on Sunday morning. According to information, posters were pasted on house walls and trees at various places. In the posters, the Maoists have opposed setting up of police camps and police firing on people at various places.

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