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Autonomy for tribal communities in central India #indigenousrights

The Hindu : June 18, 2013 Right place, wrong arrangement Sonum Gayatri Malhotra,  Moving governance of tribal areas in central India from the Fifth to the Sixth Schedule will help address the demand for autonomy (Sonum Gayatri Malhotra is with… Continue Reading →

#India – From war to peace #chattisgarh #Maoists

  By Binayak & Ilina Sen Story Dated: Saturday, June 15, 2013 , The Week Illustration: Bhaskaran The horrific killings of Congress leaders by armed Maoist guerillas that took place at Jiram Ghati in Chhattisgarh on May 25 have drawn… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribal land is Eklavya’s thumb, Dronacharya, the State is demanding as the price for ‘development’

There can also be an alternative universe PK Vijayan and Karen Gabriel June 12, 2013, Hindustan Times Mahendra Karma engineered Salwa Judum (SJ), a vigilante tribal group hired and armed by the State-corporate land and mining nexus to exterminate tribals… Continue Reading →

#India -‘Tribals turn extremists because states are too busy making money from land’

 Down to Earth Author(s): Sonum Gayatri M… Date:Jun 13, 2013 The world’s largest democracy is facing a surge in tribal uprisings. The recent killings of Mahendra Karma and other Congress leaders in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh  has prompted the government to address… Continue Reading →

#India – Naxal elephant in the drawing room #Chhattisgarh

D. SAMPATHKUMAR   ·   The institutionalised resistance to State authority, which is really what Naxalite violence is all about, has been around for a very long time. June 9, 2013: It isn’t quite the run-of-the-mill elephant jokes that were… Continue Reading →

#India – The Brechtian choice in the Red Corridor

  Photo: Shailendra Pandey It was a Sunday morning and Om Shanti Om was playing on television. For a tiny shack, the TV was too big – a hideously odd addition. Apart from an old man and two kids sleeping on the… Continue Reading →

India’s Maoist Insurgency Grinds On

By Chandrahas Choudhury Jun 1, 2013 3:20 ,BLOOMBERG An outlawed revolutionary group, the Communist Party of India (Maoist), which has for more than three decades carried on a guerrilla war in the forests of central India, carried out a vicious strike last weekend. On… Continue Reading →

#India – Villagers speak- The Maoists Support Us, But We Haven’t Joined Them’

In Odisha’s Koraput district, hardly a week passes without the police announcing the “surrender” of Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS) members. But what crimes did the Adivasis commit for which they had to surrender? That’s a question even the Koraput… Continue Reading →

#India- A warning to Prime Minister of India , think twice before jumping the gun

Mr PM, think twice before jumping the gun Pushing in more troops to fight Maoists will only aid the onset of a full-scale insurgency Prem Shankar Jha 15-06-2013, Issue 24 Volume 10 t   Back to square one Demands for retribution… Continue Reading →

#India- Dealing with Maoists

The Maoists want a military conflict as it brings more adivasis into their fold. The Indian state‘s best bet is in ensuring that it wins over the aam adivasis to its side. CHITRANGADA CHOUDHURY, AJAY DANDEKAR, Outlook May 25th’s condemnable attack… Continue Reading →

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