Friday, June 19, 2009

India Vs. Maoists

India steps up efforts to defeat Maoist rebellion

The Australian — INDIAN troops clashed with Maoists and tribal villagers in West Bengal yesterday in the second day of a major military operation to recapture a swath of the state.
As the state's Chief Minister, Buddhadheb Bhattacharya, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the security crisis, extremists were said to be planning copycat surges in the neighbouring state of Jharkhand.
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India Appeals for Maoist Insurgents, Sympathizers to Engage in Dialogue

Voice of America — India's government is urging entrenched insurgents to lay down their weapons as troops advance towards them in West Bengal. The appeal comes after the federal government mobilized paramilitaries in the so-called "red corridor" in the eastern part of the country.
Operations by special paramilitary forces continue in the state of West Bengal. That is where Maoist insurgents vow not to be dislodged from territory they claim to have liberated from government control.
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Centre to Maoists: Lay down arms and come for talks

Indian Express — The Centre on Friday asked the Maoists in Lalgarh area of West Bengal to lay down arms and come for talks.
Home Minister P Chidambaram said he endorsed the appeal of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee to the Maoists and the tribals to come for talks.
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