Monday, September 15, 2014

CPI(Maoist) called bandhs in the Bihar-Jharkhand-North Chhattisgarh

After PLFI atrocities, Maoist bandh in state today
Ranchi: The Bihar-Jharkhand-North Chhattisgarh Special Area Committee (BJNCSAC) of the CPI(Maoist) has called a daylong bandh in the state on Monday, a day after one of its breakaway factions observed a statewide shutdown. The bandh, which was called to protest against harassment of villagers in the name of search operation and indiscriminate firing on bauxite-laden truck that injured two persons, will be two days after security personnel gunned down three Maoists in Giridih district.
Sources in the CPI(Maoist) said BJNCSAC might extend the bandh to the neighbouring states. BJSAC spokesperson Gopalji, in a press release, said the Maoists see no difference in the policies of previous UPA government and the present BJP government. “Instead of understanding the problems of tribal and dalit villagers the government announced to not have a dialogue with the revolutionaries, which indicates that they are in power to serve interests of the multi-national companies and capitalist industrial houses,” he said.
CPI(Maoist) called bandh evokes mixed response in Kolhan
Jamshedpur: Jharkhand bandh called by the CPI (Maoists) to protest against police firing in Garwah district early this month evoked a mixed response in the mineral-rich Kolhan region of the state with stray incidents of violence reported from some places. Long-route commercial and public transport remained affected due to the bandh, police said. Transportation of minerals from Noamundi and Gua iron-ore mines came to a halt while shops and markets in Manoharpur, Sonua, Goilkera and Bandgaon in West Singhbhum district remained closed, they said. The banks have downed their shutter in Manoharpur and Goilkera and the post-office in Manoharpur also remained closed, police said adding that the rail services, however, was normal. Life was affected in naxal-infested pockets of Ghatsila sub-division in East Singhbhum district but the bandh remained incident-free, police said.

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