Insurgent & Secessionist movements in India

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    Naxals blow up Block office in Bihar's Jamui district

    Jamui: Heavily armed Naxals blew up the Khaira Block office, destroyed official files by putting them on fire and torched 12 sand-laden truck late last night in the district, during their two-day East Bihar and Jharkand bandh agitation, police sources said on Friday.

    "Over 50 heavily armed Naxals triggered dynamite blast to blow up the Khaira block office," they said, adding the ultras later burnt the official files.

    They also set 12 sand-laden trucks on fire at Gidheshwar Ghat under the Khaira police station area in the district, sources said
    No casualties were reported in these incidents, they added.

    To protest the arrest of their five leaders from various places in Bihar and Jharkhand, the Naxals have given a two-day East Bihar and Jharkhand bandh call.

    Two days ago, Naxalites had burnt two mobile telephone towers, blew up a railway cabin and set several vehicles on fire in Bihar's Jamui and Banka districts

    Naxals blow up Block office in Bihar's Jamui district - India News - IBNLive
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    Maoists kill Sub-Inspector in Odisha

    The Hindu : Today's Paper News : Maoists kill Sub-Inspector in Odisha
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    Maoists blow up culvert in Andhra Pradesh

    The Hindu : States / Andhra Pradesh : Maoist violence in Visakha Agency
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    JJP cadres injure 4 railway project workers in Jharkhand:

    Rebels beat up railway project workers - The Times of India
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    GNLA issues extortion notes to coal miners in Meghalaya

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    Maoists kidnap Indian lawmaker amid Italian hostage


    BHUBANESWAR: Negotiations to get freed two Italian hostages kidnapped by Indian Maoists plunged into uncertainty on Saturday after the rebels kidnapped a local lawmaker.

    Two of the negotiators said in a statement the kidnapping of the state government politician overnight had made “a mockery of peaceful talks” and “the negotiations (should) be kept under suspension”.

    But Orissa state Home Secretary Upendra Nath Behera, the head of the three-man government team participating in the talks, said the government was “always open to peaceful dialogue and would not mind speaking again”.

    Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Orissa, one of a string of states where Maoist rebels have been waging a decades-long armed battle to overthrow the government, called on the rebels to release all three hostages.

    “I once again appeal to the Maoists to shun violence and release the three hostages immediately,” Patnaik told reporters in the Orissa state capital, Bhubaneswar, on Saturday.

    The kidnapping of the state lawmaker followed the seizure last week of the two Italians, Paolo Bosusco, 54, and Claudio Colangelo, 61, in what is believed to be the first kidnapping of foreigners by India’s Maoists. The Italians were on an adventure holiday.

    Negotiators B.D. Sharma and Dandapani Mohanty, appointed by the Orissa state government at the Maoists’ request to conduct the talks for the release of the Italians, called on the rebels to free all three hostages unconditionally.

    Sharma and Mohanty said the Maoists had reneged on their word that they would refrain from violence during the negotiations.

    “We trusted the rebels’ promise of a ceasefire during the course of negotiations. The kidnapping of the lawmaker proves that violence has not been stopped,” they said.

    “Given this backdrop we think dialogue is meaningless until they free the hostages. The talks for resolving the demands (of the Maoists) can continue later,” the negotiators added.

    The Maoists’ demands include a ban on tourists visiting tribal areas, an end to the government’s anti-rebel operations and release of jailed Maoist leaders.

    The negotiators held talks with the rebels for a third straight day on Saturday, but the three hours of discussions ended in deadlock, Sharma and Mohanty told reporters.

    The Maoists seized the Orissa politician, Jhina Hikaka, 37, when he was being driven through a hilly area, 450km from Bhubaneswar, and stuffed his car with Maoist propaganda posters, police said.

    The kidnapped politician is a backbench member of Orissa’s ruling right-wing Biju Janata Dal government.

    It was not immediately clear if the abduction of the politician was by the same branch of the rebels who seized the Italians as the kidnapping occurred in another part of the state.

    In 2010, the insurgents — who have a presence in over 20 of India’s 29 states — were blamed for derailing an Indian train, killing at least 80 people.

    The insurgency, which began in 1967, feeds off land disputes, police brutality and corruption, and is strongest in the poorest and most deprived areas of India, many of which are rich in natural resources.

    The rebels say they are fighting for the rights of neglected tribal people and landless farmers and their ultimate goal is to capture India’s cities and overthrow parliament.

    Hostage-taking is a familiar technique of the Maoists, who are based in the forests of central and eastern India, but victims in the past have been mostly policemen or government officials — some of whom have been executed.—AFP

    Maoists kidnap Indian lawmaker amid Italian hostage talks | Newspaper | DAWN.COM
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    Maoists kill CRPF trooper in Chhattisgarh

    Police clueless on CRPF trooper’s killing - Thaindian News
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    Maoists let off 1 Italian, say target weren’t foreigners, silent on MLA

    Maoists today released one of the two Italians abducted by them, Claudio Colangelo, even as the state government struggled for leads in the kidnapping of Laxmipur MLA Jhina Hikaka.

    CPI (Maoist) leader Sabyasachi Panda handed over Colangelo, a doctor based in Rome who had been abducted 11 days ago, to a group of mediapersons deep in the Kandhamal forests early Sunday morning. The other Italian picked up with Colangelo, travel operator Paulo Bosusco, stays in Maoist captivity.

    Panda said while Colangelo was released as a “goodwill gesture”, Bosusco, who has been living in Orissa for 19 years, would only be let off after the 13 demands set by them — including the release of Panda’s wife Subhasree Das — were met.

    The Maoist leader assured that they would not indulge in any violence till the negotiations were over, but added that he could not give a guarantee about the other groups operating in the state. Incidentally, the MLA’s abduction as well as the killing of a sub-inspector on March 20 are believed to have been carried out by a group opposed to Panda.

    Panda told a TV channel that they didn’t plan to target foreigners. “We had no intention to take any foreign national into captivity. However, our cadre mistook the duo to be intelligence wing personnel.”

    He said they had treated Colangelo and Bosusco well. “We gave them good food and provided playing cards and chess so that they could keep themselves occupied,” Panda said, adding Maoists were not inhuman “as projected by the government”.
    While Colangelo denied Maoist allegations that he and Bosusco were captured while taking pictures of tribal women, Panda said this was the case and that the Maoists don’t accept the Italians’ idea of “cultural globalisation”.

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    India 'Maoist' bomb blast kills 15 police
    A landmine explosion in the western Indian state of Maharashtra has killed at least 15 policemen, officials say.

    The attack has been blamed on Maoist rebels, who operate in the area as well as several other Indian states.

    It is one of the worst attacks on Indian police in two years.

    Maoist rebels in the eastern state of Orissa kidnapped two Italians about two weeks ago, but released one and have been in talks with the state government over the other man's release.

    The attack happened in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, a remote and relatively undeveloped part of the country.

    The police vehicle was travelling through a forested region when the landmine was triggered, reports say.

    The policemen, members of India's national paramilitary force, were travelling on a bus, the Press Trust of India news agency quoted officials as saying.

    "Fifteen CPRF [Central Reserve Police Force] are dead," a spokesman for the force told AFP news agency.

    "The attack happened around 11:30 am (06:00 GMT) when the bus carrying them struck an IED," the spokesman, BC Khanduri said.

    "The injured are now being taken to hospital. We don't have an exact estimate for the number of injured yet."

    Other reports said 15 police were injured.

    'Red corridor'
    India's Maoist insurgency began in West Bengal state in the late 1960s and has become, according to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the country's "greatest internal security challenge".

    The Maoists control large areas of several states in a "red corridor" stretching from the north-east to central India.

    They are fighting for communist rule and demand greater rights for tribal people and the rural poor.

    Big military and police offensives in recent years have pushed the rebels back to their forest strongholds and levels of violence have fallen. But hit-and-run attacks are still common, killing hundreds of people every year.

    Twelve policemen were killed in a landmine attack on 21 January in eastern Jharkhand state and, in June 2010, 26 police were killed in an ambush in the central state of Chhattisgarh.
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    Six abducted by militants in Mizoram

    Six abducted by militants in Mizoram - NEWSPOLITAN
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    CRPF jawan killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

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    Bru rebels abduct ex-bank employee in Assam

    Bru rebels abduct ex-bank employee - Times Of India
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    Maoists set afire two machines in Bihar

    Maoists set afire two machines