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#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- 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 – Violence of the Oppressed

Vol – XLVIII No. 23, June 08, 2013 Editorials, EPW The chorus of righteous indignation against Maoist violence has made a comeback. The commercial media has returned to baying for the blood of the “left-wing extremists”. “Why are human rights… Continue Reading →

Nandini Sundar on – Media’s Need for Whipping Boys

Saturday, June 1, 2013 On the Media‘s Need for Whipping Boys I am sick to death of TV panel discussions which ask whether human rights activists are soft on the Maoists, romanticise the Maoists and so on. Why doesn’t someone… Continue Reading →

#India – The Bloodstained Karmic Cycle #Peru #Guatemala

PTI Target of reprisal The late Mahendra Karma, with guards OPINION The Bloodstained Karmic Cycle To end the Maoist conflict, look to Peru and Guatemala NANDINI SUNDAR in Outlook Any keen observer of Chhattisgarh could have foreseen Saturday’s deadly Maoist attack at… Continue Reading →

Maoists in the jungle, Bhagat Singh in the fields—welcome to India Burning

Spotlight | Sting operation  via ‘Red Ant Dream’ Nandini Ramnath, Live mint  A still from ‘Red Ant Dream’ A few days after a Maoist attack on a Congress party convoy killed at least 27 people, including the founder of the… Continue Reading →

Press Release- AID Condemns the Violent Attack in Chhattisgarh

June 1, 2013 Demands Peaceful Solution Association for India’s Development (AID) unequivocally condemns the brutal murder of 24 people on May 25th by the Maoists in Bastar, Chhattisgarh. We condemn the killing of any human beings and send our condolences… Continue Reading →

Press Release – Unending Spiral of Violence: Darbha

PEOPLE’S UNION FOR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS PRESS RELEASE 31st May 2013 Unending Spiral of Violence: Darbha The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) notes with concern the sad loss of 30 lives in the Maoist attack on the “Parivartan Rally” of Congress… Continue Reading →

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