Saturday, June 13, 2020

Joint CP Kadam retires from service


   Date :31-May-2020

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 Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay presenting a memento to Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Kadam on his retirement on Saturday.
 
 
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JOINT Commissioner of Police Ravindra Kadam retired on Saturday after serving the police force for more than 37 years. Kadam, a gold medalist in Entomology (Toxicology), had joined the police force at the age of 22 years as Deputy Superintendent of Police. He worked at various positions in different parts of the State and handled major cases.
 
Kadam spent more than 20 years in tackling Naxalism in Maharashtra. While working as DIG (Gadchiroli), he was instrumental in arresting G N Saibaba, a Naxal ideologue and Delhli University professor, for his alleged links with Maoists. He was a recipient of President’s Police Medal. He was also conferred with the DGP’s Insignia for his outstanding contribution.
 
While working as Joint Commissioner of Police in Pune, Kadam was instrumental in putting behind bars some more prominent activists, including RTM Nagpur University’s ex-professor Shoma Sen and Adv Surendra Gadling for their alleged involvement in Bhima-Koregaon violence. Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay honoured Kadam in the presence of all senior officers for his outstanding and unblemished service to the police force and wished him a happy retired life.

Five Maoists including three minor girls surrender in East Godavari


Staff ReporterYETAPAKA 13 JUNE 2020 17:04 IST
UPDATED: 13 JUNE 2020 17:04 IST

The five Gutti Koya tribe of Chintoor agency were recruited in 2018

As many as five Maoists of the Bhadradri Kothagudem-East Godavari Division (BK-EGD) Committee Dalam surrendered to East Godavari Superintendent of Police Adnan Nayeem Asmi at Yetapaka in Chintoor agency on Saturday. Three of them are minor girls.

All them belong to the Gutti Koya tribe and native of the Chintoor agency on the Andhra-Odisha-Chattisgarh border.


All the five youth have been recruited by Ms.Thulasi, Area Committee Member of the Sabari Local Organizing Squad of the Maoists since 2018”, said Mr. Nayeem Asmi.

Addressing the press conference at Yetapaka on Saturday, Mr. Nayeem Asmi said: “The five Militia members have surrendered before the police, expecting the benefit from the government welfare schemes in their native places in the Chintoor agency. We have also seized two INSAS rifles from them”.

“The five Maoists have confessed that they were subjected to discrimination by the non-Adivasi Maoists and that forced them to surrender before the police”, he added.

The 20-year-old Madakam Maasa, alias Raanu, was recruited by the Sabari Dalam in 2018. He served as a Dalam member in the Azad Protection Team since June 2018. Azad is the Secretary of the BK-EGD. Maasa had participated in the exchange of fire, in which two Maoists and two CRPF Constables were killed in Bijapur district in Chattisgarh in February 2020.

The 22-year-old Ravva Beemayya, alias Bheemalu, was serving as a member of the Cherla Local Guerrilla Squad (CLGS) since June 2019. He had participated in an exchange of fire in the Sukma district in Chattisgarh.

The three Gutti Koya tribal girls - one aged 17 and the rest aged 16 - were recruited by the BK-EGD in December 2019. All of them are natives of the Gollaguppa village in Yetapaka mandal in the Chintoor agency. “The three girls have been serving in the CLGS since December 2019”, said Mr. Nayeem Asmi.

CRPF 39 Battalion Commandant V.V.S Prasanna Kumar, Chintoor DSP Khadar Basha were also present during the interaction with the Militia members

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/five-maoists-including-three-minor-girls-surrender-in-east-godavari/article31820842.ece

Chhattisgarh cops make hardcore Maoists' info public, seek their 'Ghar Wapsi'


By Ejaz Kaiser| Express News Service | Published: 13th June 2020 05:41 PM
For representational purposes


RAIPUR: In a unique initiative, the Chhattisgarh Police in Dantewada is taking the fight against the left-wing extremism to a different level. The cops are now are releasing the profiles of hardcore Naxals in public domain in an attempt to seek their ‘Ghar Wapsi’.

Spelled out in a local Gondi dialect, the campaign is cited as ‘Loan Varatu’ (Return to your home).

A team led by Dantewada district police chief Abhishek Pallava carried out a thorough research into the available records on Maoist cadres and documented it identifying the most wanted cadres of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) with their addresses, the position they hold, the rewards they carry and the weapons they posses.   Their details are to be pasted in panchayat building and other public places besides sharing with the local elected representatives.

“Hardcore Maoists from Dantewada are deployed in other districts, similarly from other places or even adjoining states, the rebels have come to our district and engaged with the local members. Accordingly, we prepared two separate booklets (documents) carrying relevant information about them. They are like a ‘Pravasi Naxali” (Migrant Maoists) on the move. Many of their families and the tribal settlements might not even know that the familiar faces of their villages have joined the Maoist group. So such villagers working in any Maoist hierarchy would no longer remain anonymous”, the doctor-turned-IPS officer of 2013 batch told The New Indian Express.

To start with, the programme has been launched from Chikpal village. As per the Dantewada police, there are around 30 villages in the district with each having over 5 hardcore Naxals.

“We are first targeting these villages. From the high-focused rural hamlets for which the data would initially be released, we will then move to those places inhabited by the lesser number of Maoists carrying rewards on their head”, Pallava said.

The booklets would be handed over to the sarpanch of gram panchayat for their information.

Many a time when their bodies (after the encounter) brought to the respective villages, the tribals stand up and protest against the police citing the innocents have been killed by the forces. “The Loan Varatu programme will bring in the transparency in the anti-Maoist operations and clear the allegations on fake encounter charges the police had to face in the virtual war zone”, the SP averred.

The district police are in the process of preparing lists of hardcore Maoists for every village. So, if the local people believe, anyone listed is an innocent villager and not Maoist, they can then approach the police and facilitate their surrender.

In Dantewada, there are 236 gram panchayats and the police believe the hardcore Maoists are based in around 80-90 villages.

Under the programme, the police will appeal such Maoists and their families to relinquish Maoist organisation, get benefits from the surrender and rehabilitation policy of the state to live a life of dignity

https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/jun/13/chhattisgarh-cops-make-hardcore-maoists-info-public-seek-their-ghar-wapsi-2156209.html

Chhattisgarh Police's 'return to village' initiative urges Naxals to quit violence



PTI
PublishedJun 13, 2020, 5:26 pm IST
UpdatedJun 13, 2020, 5:26 pm IST
This is the first of its kind initiative started in the state's Bastar region.
 Representational image.

Raipur: The police in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh have launched a novel initiative to encourage Naxals to give up arms and join the mainstream by urging them to return to their villages.

Under the initiative named in local Gondi dialect as 'lon varratu', meaning 'return to your village', the police have started putting up posters and banners in the native villages of the Naxals, who carry cash rewards on their heads, mentioning their names and making an appeal to them to become a part of the society. The exercise was launched on Friday, police said.

 

These posters and banners also mention the mobile numbers of local senior police officials so that those Naxals who are willing to surrender may contact them, police said on Saturday.

"As a part of the initiative, a list of 13 Naxals, including four women, was pasted outside a panchayat building in Chikpal village," Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava told PTI.

These ultras, hailing from Chikpal, carry rewards ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 8 lakh on their heads and are active in south Bastar, he added.

This is the first of its kind initiative started in the state's Bastar region, which has been fighting the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) over the last three decades, he claimed.

"In the posters and banners, we have mentioned the names of the cadres, their ranks and reward amount, along with a message urging them to quit Naxalism and avail the benefits of surrender and rehabilitation policy of the state government," he said.

Pallava said that in many cases, villagers think that those who have left the village might have moved to neighbouring states in search of jobs, but disclosing the names of Naxals in public domain will help them identify those who have taken up arms.

"We are making a village-wise list of reward carrying Naxals mostly working in Sukma, Bijapur, Narayanpur and Rajnandgaon districts by consulting with the local police," he said.

Presently, 25 worst Naxal-hit villages, from where more than five reward-carrying Naxals hail, will be covered under the initiative. Roughly 200 Naxals, who are from Dantewada, carry cash rewards on their heads, Pallava said.

Names of all such Naxals from the district will be assembled in one booklet, which will then be distributed to all public representatives, administrative officers and personnel of other departments, he said.

"We have also initiated interaction with the family members of these Naxals to persuade them to motivate their kin, who have joined the outlawed CPI (Maoist), to surrender and lead a normal life," he said.

"In coordination with the district administration, a plan is also being prepared to construct small residential colonies in each village under government scheme for families of these Naxals and also provide other facilities to them," he said.

These families will be treated as Naxal-affected and we would request them to give a public call to their kin, who have taken up arms, to shun violence and get rehabilitated in their respective villages, he added

Friday, June 12, 2020

Maoist spokesperson Jagan wants re-implementation of GO 3


By Author  |  Published: 12th Jun 2020  7:35 pm

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Kothagudem: The CPI (Maoist) Party spokesperson Jagan has demanded the re-implementation of GO No 3 that allows cent percent reservations for tribals in Scheduled areas.

In a statement released here on Friday, he sought 100 per cent reservations for Adivasis in agency villages. In the past, non-tribals used to work in agency villages as Adivasis were uneducated, but now Adivasi children are getting educated and are eligible for jobs.

He said a few feudal minded persons approached the Supreme Court (SC) against the GO No 3 and succeeded in getting it quashed by the court. Striking down the GO was gross miscarriage of justice, the government should ensure its re-implementation for the benefit of Adivasi tribes, Jagan noted.

Referring to the SC’s February 13, 2019 order that allowed eviction of lakhs of tribals and traditional forest dwellers whose forest land rights under the Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006 were rejected, he said the order put lives of nearly 40 lakh tribals at stake.

Jagan wanted effective implementation of the provisions of Fifth and Sixth Schedules of the Constitution that provides for self governance of Adivasis along with LTR (Land Transfer Regulation) Act 1959 (Amendment 1/1970), Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA) in agency areas.

He alleged that the State and Central governments have been diluting the above acts and Constitutional rights of tribal communities to help corporate forces loot the mineral wealth in the forests. He called for collective agitations to protect Adivasi rights.

The Maoist spokesperson demanded that the State government stop alleged physical attacks on Adivasis by police and forest personnel. He sought action against the erring officials. He also wanted review of claims for forest land rights under FRA of 2006, withdraw efforts for uranium mining in Nallamala forests, open cast mines and cases filed against Adivasis.


64 IEDs and cane-bombs destroyed by CRPF, Police in Jharkhand


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In Jharkhand, 64 IEDs and cane-bombs planted to harm the security forces by naxalites have been destroyed today by the CRPF  and police personnel under Guilkera police station area. This has been another major blow to the naxal activities going on in the West Singhbhum district of the state in the month of June.
 
SP Chaibasa Indrajit Mahatha has informed AIR News that explosives, detonators and IEDs in massive numbers had been planted on earthen roads near Meralgada and Kueida forest region. Search operation for Maoists are being conducted by the police forces near Sandiburu hills, while the explosives and bombs found in large numbers have been diffused by the forces. No security personnel has been harmed in the firing operations. The search operation by the forces is still ongoing in the forest area.
 
Meanwhile, an encounter between the police and Tritya Prastuti Committee (TPC) militants took place in Palamu district this morning in the forest areas under Manatu police station area of the district. Several rounds of fire were fired and many weapons were recovered during this period. The police is conducting search operation on the spot of encounter.

64 IEDs and cane-bombs destroyed by CRPF, Police in Jharkhand


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In Jharkhand, 64 IEDs and cane-bombs planted to harm the security forces by naxalites have been destroyed today by the CRPF  and police personnel under Guilkera police station area. This has been another major blow to the naxal activities going on in the West Singhbhum district of the state in the month of June.
 
SP Chaibasa Indrajit Mahatha has informed AIR News that explosives, detonators and IEDs in massive numbers had been planted on earthen roads near Meralgada and Kueida forest region. Search operation for Maoists are being conducted by the police forces near Sandiburu hills, while the explosives and bombs found in large numbers have been diffused by the forces. No security personnel has been harmed in the firing operations. The search operation by the forces is still ongoing in the forest area.
 
Meanwhile, an encounter between the police and Tritya Prastuti Committee (TPC) militants took place in Palamu district this morning in the forest areas under Manatu police station area of the district. Several rounds of fire were fired and many weapons were recovered during this period. The police is conducting search operation on the spot of encounter.

West Singhbhum: 40 IEDs recovered from Naxal den, major blast averted

West Singhbhum: 40 IEDs recovered from Naxal den, major blast averted

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Jamshedpur, June 12: A major incident of an IED blast was averted by the timely input and action by West Singhbhum Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The security forces involved in flushing out Maoists from West Singhbhum on Friday recovered about 40 improvised explosive device (IED) from the road connecting Kuida to Hathiburu under Goilkera police station area of West Singhbhum district. The jawans of CRPF’s 60 battalion and district police recovered the improvised explosive device (IED) during patrolling.

LOHARDAGA: Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Task Force (STF) jawans are seen in action on tight duty during massive joint search operation against naxals in the dense forests of Lohardaga district of Jharkhand on Sunday. Group of over 400 naxals have been run-away from Dantewara forest of Chhattisgarh state of India few days before and they are trying to enter Jharkhand state by the paths of dense forests borders of Lohardaga, Gumla, Palamu and Garwah districts soon. Jharkhand state Director General of Police (DGP) DK Pandey has ordered to continue this operation until & unless naxals are finished from the state. Photo: SANJIB KUMAR DUTTA

“The Maoists wanted to trigger a major blast. However, acting on a tip off we managed to recover the bombs. During the patrolling the security personnel recovered the bombs. We immediately pressed an anti-bomb disposal squad on service and the bombs were defused,” said an official.

Sources informed that a sudden rise in the Maoists activities have let the forces intensify the patrolling. Following the incident the police have launched combing operations in the naxal-infested areas of West Sighbhum.

In the last few days an anti insurgency operation in Kolhan has been intensified following intelligence reports that suggest rebels are camping in the pockets. The administration has increased police patrolling on the bordering areas connecting to West Bengal and has also deployed adequate numbers of paramilitary personnel on areas potential to rebel attack.

“Security has been beefed up in the area and they were keeping strict vigil on movement of the Naxalites. The plan is to keep a tab on the camps being operated by ultras,” said another official.

According to information the security forces besides taking up other issues, recently resolved to increase ‘joint operation’ with the neighbouring states in all the naxal infested blocks of the three districts that are attached to bordering states of West Bengal and Odisha.

Arms recovered from Maoists in Jharkhand


Arms recovered from Maoists in Jharkhand

Ranchi, June 12 (IANS) Jharkhand Police on Friday recovered a cache of arms and ammunitions after a gun battle with Maoists in Palamau district.

According to the police, the gunfight took place inside a jungle in Tandawa for nearly an hour. The insurgents managed to escape but left behind 120 live cartridges of SLR rifles, one SLR magazine, six mobile phones, three mobile power bank, three mobile chargers, clothes, bags and other things.

A search operation was underway.

--IANS

Three Maoist ‘supporters’ nabbed in Visakhapatnam district


Harish GilaiVISAKHAPATNAM 11 JUNE 2020 23:38 IST
UPDATED: 11 JUNE 2020 23:38 IST

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/three-maoist-supporters-nabbed-in-visakhapatnam-district/article31807766.ece


The Visakhapatnam Rural police arrested three persons for allegedly helping a Maoist team during a recce, at G. Madugula mandal in Visakhapatnam district on Thursday.

The arrested persons were identified as G. Bhaskara Rao (25), P. Suri Babu (31), and G. Arjun (22), all from G. Madugula mandal.


Police said the trio helped a Maoist action team by arranging food and landmines for them.

Police said that the Maoists were planning to kill three villagers from Veeravaram village of G. Madugula mandal as they had revolted against the rebels for killing a fellow villager in 2014.

The three arrested persons were produced in court, which sent them to 15 days’ remand

Jharkhand government to give grant to surrendered maoists


Chief Minister Hemant Soren approved the proposal to release the grant amounts under Surrender and Resettlement policy, an official statement said here.

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Updated: Jun 11, 2020 14:25 IST
By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar , Ranchi, Jharkhand

Twelve naxals of the CPI (Maoist) and two rebels of another banned outfit, who have shunned violence and surrendered to the police, will get grant of varying amounts under Jharkhand government’s scheme, official sources said on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren approved the proposal to release the grant amounts under Surrender and Resettlement policy, an official statement said here.

The CPI (Maoists) Regional Committee member, Nakul Yadav, of the Chatra district and the self-styled zonal commander of the banned Jharkhand Janmukti Parishad, Rajendra Oraon, of Gumla district, will get Rs 4 lakh each, the statement said.

The other former perpetrators of violence will get Rs 2 lakh each, it added.

Meanwhile, the state government announced ex gratia of varying amounts for eight CRPF personnel, who were injured in an encounter with the maoists in Latehar in 2013.

The personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force were injured in the encounter with the left-wing guerrillas during a search operation in the areas under Barwadih police station of Latehar district, a statement released from the Chief Ministers Office (CMO) said.

The chief minister cleared the proposal sent by the ex gratia committee headed by Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh, it said.

While five CRPF men will get Rs 1.5 lakh each, two others will get one lakh rupees each and one will get Rs 50,000, it said

Uttar Pradesh: Women PAC receive special training in Moradabad to fight Maoists


As many as 190 women personnel of PAC, an armed police division of Uttar Pradesh, will receive special training to catch Maoists alive without killing them.

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As many as 190 women personnel of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), an armed police division of Uttar Pradesh, will receive special training to catch Maoists alive without killing them during the operations in Moradabad. The decision comes in order to combat the threat of Maoism in the State.

'Will not be able to escape easily'

According to ANI, special yoga sessions are also being organised for these women soldiers to increase their immunity and power not only to fight Naxals but also COVID-19 pandemic. They are also been given glasses of 'Kadah' each day to keep themselves fit in these testing times.

"I cannot give you information regarding the type of training we are giving to these women soldiers. With this, the Naxals will not be able to escape easily," said PSC Commandant Ashok Kumar while speaking to ANI. For practical training, a jungle scene has been created for the women personnel, and also leaves have been tied to their uniforms.

Over 3,700 killed in Maoist violence since 2010

Last year, in its annual report, the Ministry of Home Affairs said over 3,700 people were killed in Maoist violence in 10 states, the highest in Chhattisgarh, in the last nine years. In its report for 2018-19, the ministry said the CPI (Maoist) continues to be the most potent among various LWE outfits in the country and responsible for more than 88% of the total violent incidents and resultant deaths.

READ | Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanth inspects hospitals in Gorakhpur, Basti

'Amidst increasing reverses, the CPI (Maoist) has been making efforts to expand to new areas along the inter-state borders without any significant success,' the report said. As many as 3,749 people lost their lives in 10,660 incidents of violence in 10 states since 2010, the report said.

READ | Uttar Pradesh CM asks officials to make available COVID-19 testing machines in all districts


The 10 Maoist-hit states are Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh

Two Chhattisgarh cops dismissed from service for Naxal links


Raipur, Jun 12 (PTI) Two policemen, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), who were arrested for their alleged involvement in supplying ammunition to Naxals in Chhattisgarhs Sukma district, have been dismissed from service, a senior official said on Friday.

ASI Anand Jatav and Head Constable Subhash Singh, who were posted in Police Line, Sukma, were arrested on June 8 for alleged links with a material supply racket of Maoists busted by the police last week, he said.

Due to criminal acts and suspicious conduct of any one or two officers or employees in the police department, the morale of the overall security forces deployed in Bastar division should not be affected.

"Keeping this in view, the two policemen were dismissed from service under provisions of Article 311 of the Constitution," Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.

They were sacked on June 10, he added.

Last week, the Sukma police had arrested four suspected Maoist couriers from two places in Bastar division and seized a huge cache of ammunition, meant for Naxals, from them, the IPS officer said.

While two persons, identified as Manoj Sharma and Harishankar Gedam, were arrested from Sukma on June 2, as many, Ganesh Kunjam and Atmaram Nareti, were held from Kanker district on June 6, he said.

At least 695 live rounds (bullets) of .303, AK-47, SLR and INSAS rifles were recovered from their possession, he said.

Further investigation into the matter revealed the alleged involvement of the two cops in this Maoist supply chain, Sundarraj added.

A nine-member Special Investigation Team (SIT), led by Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Siddharth Tiwari, has been set up to thoroughly probe the case, the IG said. PTI

Women PAC given training in Moradabad to fight Naxals


ANI | Updated: Jun 12, 2020 09:42 IST

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 12 (ANI): In order to combat the menace of Naxalism, as many as 190 women personnel of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), an armed police division of Uttar Pradesh, will receive special training to catch Naxals alive without killing them during the operations.

Not only that, special yoga sessions are also being organised for these women soldiers to increase their immunity and power not only to fight Naxals but also coronavirus. They are also been given glasses of 'Kadah' each day to keep themselves fit in these testing times.

"I cannot give you information regarding the type of training we are giving to these women soldiers. With this, the naxals will not be able to escape easily," said PSC Commandant Ashok Kumar while speaking to ANI.
For practical training, a jungle scene has been created for the women personnel and also leaves have been tied to their uniforms. (ANI)

Five Naxalites surrender in Sukma


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Five Naxalites, three of whom carried cash rewards on their heads, have surrendered in the insurgency-hit Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, police said here on Thursday.

Inspector General of Police (Bastar), P. Sundarraj identified them as Midiyam Bandi alias Naresh, Madvi Budhri alias Kamli, Kartam Pojja alias Sonu, Podiyam Ganga and Madkam Himda.

Midiyam Bandi was the Maoist area commander-in-chief of Kerlapal area committee and, like Kamli, carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, the officer said. Sonu, from the Maoist platoon number 4, carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head.

Podiyam Ganga was a member of the Maoist public relations wing while Madkam Hidma was a Maoist milita member

The Story Of Sunaina Patel, The Superwoman Commando Who Fought Naxalites While Delivering A Baby


BY MEHUL REUBEN DASUPDATED: JUN 11, 2020, 18:46 IST

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Rarely do we get to know about the day-to-day sacrifices that our soldiers make to keep us protected. When a soldier meets martyrdom, every newspaper and news channel will tell the people about it. But when it comes to the “smaller” day-to-day extraordinary things that our soldiers face, we simply don’t get to know about that. The story of Commando Sunaina Patel is one such story.

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Back in March of this year, she was profiled by a select few new organisations on the occasion of Women’s Day, when a few people got to know that despite being pregnant, she was serving in Dantewada, one of the worst Naxal-hit areas in Chhatisgarh. A few days back in the middle of her tour of duty, she gave birth to her daughter, while fighting Naxalites. If this is not the true meaning of patriotism, we don’t know what is.

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Here are 6 facts about the Superwoman Commando, Sunaina Patel, who is inspiring a generation of men and women to serve the country.

She Was 2 Months Pregnant When She Joined Her Current Tour

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Ever since Sunaina became a commando in the only women’s team of DRG or District Reserve Guards, called Danteshwari Fighters, a great number of women have joined the team. Therefore, when she was called for this tour of duty, she did not inform her commanding officers of her pregnancy, fearing that she will be sent on maternity leave.

She Hid Her Pregnancy From Her Commanders

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Sunaina hid her pregnancy from her commanding officers just so that she could join her squad and resume her duty. This not just shows how dedicated she is towards her work, but also shows that she takes her responsibilities as a soldier, very very seriously. During this time, she used to go on patrols in one of the most dangerous place in India.

She Has Had Miscarriages Before, While On Duty

Sunaina has had miscarriages before, when she was on duty. In spite of this, she resumed her command of the Danteshwari Fighters, her unit, and actively carried out all the orders that were given to her. Only when her commanding officers came to know of her pregnancy and coerced her to take a leave to take care of her and her child’s hea

Patrolling In The Most Dangerous Place In India

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Sunaina and her team is the only women’s DRG anti-Naxalite unit operating in the area. That means that very often her unit is sent on patrolling missions in Dantewada, one of the most dangerous places in India, for anyone in uniform

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Naxalism in Mandla distt a cause of concern


   Date :11-Jun-2020

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By Ashish Rajput :
 
Increasing Naxal movement in Mandla district has emerged as a big challenge for the security agencies to check strengthening Left wing extremism in the Central India. It is the first time that the police have succeeded in striking the hideout of ‘Vistar Dalam’ (extension brigade) of Naxals and seized bulk of cash, ration and rebellion literature.
 
Superintendent of Police, Mandla, Deepak Kumar Shukla (IPS), while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, said, “Intensive search and strengthening surveillance resulted in busting of a major hideout of Naxals in Motinala area. Seizure of a big amount of Rs 4 lakh, bulk of ration stock and extremism literature proves the preparations for expanding Naxal movement in Mandla. Separate teams of police and Hawk Force are still engaged in search for activists to put-up vigilant check on their activities in the district.”
 
SP Shukla added that retaliating against the police action, Naxals gunned downed a police informer in Pujaritola area in Lanji of Balaghat district a day back. Combined teams of police and Hawk Force are working on unconfirmed information and efforts are being made to find more extremists contacts in the district. It may be noted that Naxal movement was restrained in Balaghat and other districts on border areas of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh but increasing extremist activities in Mandla district is an alarm bell for security agencies

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Antifa in India glorifies Naxalism, advocates violence against Sanghis and engages in genocidal rhetoric


As in US, so in India: Antifa in India glorifies Naxalism, advocates violence against Sanghis and engages in genocidal rhetoric

Antifa India has as much violent fantasies as Antifa in the US

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Donald Trump has declared that the USA will designate Antifa as a terrorist organisation. The US President took the decision following large-scale riots, where stores were looted, people were attacked and buildings were set on fire. Antifa is short for ‘anti-fascists’. While numerous people believe anyone who does not endorse fascism is ‘antifa’, in reality, the word has a very specific meaning. It is of great concern now that Antifa India is a thing as well.
Antifa is just a fancy name for 21st Century communists. It is an umbrella term used to denote far-left political ‘activists’, who often employ violent rhetoric to achieve their political objectives. Like their Soviet and Chinese counterparts, these radicals are not fond of freedom of expression and have effectively shut down free speech in universities across the USA. It is also pertinent to note that it is almost entirely an urban phenomenon.

As it so happens, Antifa has been gaining popularity in India as well. Given recent developments, we decided to pour through their social media accounts in order to decipher their ideology. We learnt that Antifa India is not really different from their American counterparts. They advocate violence for the purpose of achieving their ideological objectives and often glorify Naxalism. It will not be far-fetched to assert that Antifa India isthe name ‘Urban Naxals’ have taken for themselves.

On Facebook, there is a page with the name ‘Antifa India’. We are not aware who runs the page but the content makes the political inclinations of the administrators abundantly clear. The page shared a post by another page called ‘Philosophical Rona Dhona in Desi Cinema’ which compared the riots in the USA to Naxalism and cheered for it. The page that originally shared the content might have a funny name but that is by design.

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Antifa India has also been sharing posts from other pages that glorify the riots in the USA. The far-left radicals are calling these riots where countless individuals have suffered enormous damage to their property a ‘rebellion’.

Antifa India is celebrating the riots in the USA

It is not just celebratory posts that this particular page makes. In the past, they have advocated violent protests as well. Days after the Delhi Riots, Antifa India said that Candle Light vigils were good but not as good as vigils with Molotov cocktails. Molotov Cocktails are a crude device which consists of a bottle filled with inflammable liquid and with a means to ignite it.

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Antifa India does not stop there. It advocates violence against ‘Sanghis’. By Sanghis, it means basically anyone and everyone that they do not agree with, not necessarily members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. As the recent riots in the USA demonstrated, when the Antifa organised the riots, everyone suffered regardless of their race, class or gender. It is foolish to assume that their violence will be directed against only ‘Sanghis’.

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Antifa India also cheered for Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Jitendra Awhad from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) when his goons brutally attacked an individual for posting an offensive post on social media. According to them, Awhad is a ‘good anti-fascist’ and there is ‘absolutely no need’ to apologise for ‘punching Sanghi fascists’.

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Antifa India has also shared memes saying that they wish to die while fighting a guerrilla war against the state. While the West can afford to take such things lightly, India has been fighting a war with the Naxals for decades and terrorism in Kashmir as well. India is not in a position where it can afford to ignore such matters. Moreover, people can afford to consider it as just funny memes but given their propensity for violence, they do so at their own risk.

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Antifa India has also made incendiary comments on Facebook such as, “As the working class seizes power, the sanghi ceases to exist.” The implications of the words are quite clear. It is implied that ‘Sanghis’ will be slaughtered en masse once Antifa manages to get hold of the Indian State. Given their advocacy for violent protests and violence against ‘Sanghis’, there is really no other way to interpret it.

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Antifa India also lent it support to Sharjeel Imam, the Radical Islamist who incited Muslims to cut off North East India from the rest of the country. Sharjeel Imam is currently languishing in jail after he was arrested by authorities.

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It’s not just one Antifa page that exists on Facebook. There are other pages with similar names as well that share similar content. Glorification of Naxalism is mainstream in these circles. A page that calls itself ‘Antifascist India’ shared the speech by Vara Vara Rao where it was claimed that the naxal movement gave ‘self-respect’ to Dalits and Adivasis. Vara Vara rao was arrested in connection with the Elgar Parishad case in 2018 and is currently in jail.

Source: Facebook

Antifa pages operated from abroad are spreading Naxalite propaganda through social media as well. They are glorifying the Red terrorism as a ‘peasant revolution’ and are calling for people to join Naxalite outfits.

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It’s not only on Facebook that Antifa accounts are operating in India. Reddit is a breeding ground for such extremist ideologies as well. One user on the subreddit r/IndianLeft asked, “Do you belive we are in need of an Antifa India?” (sic). The answers are to it are quite disturbing. Some users speak openly about organising for the purpose of ‘direct action’.

The words ‘direct action’ have a very specific meaning in the Indian context. It was Muhammad Ali Jinnah who gave a call for ‘Direct Action Day’ to establish the creation of a separate Islamic state after partitioning India. That words such as ‘direct action’ are being thrown about so openly is a matter of utmost concern. It is equivalent to someone calling for a pogrom against Jews in Germany.

Source: Reddit

In the thread, users are discussing means to organise. They speak of organising through social media platforms through Discord, Telegram and other such groups. Apart from Reddit, there is also ‘Antifa India Music’ on YouTube, with quite a lot of views, which often abuse the Prime Minister in the vilest of terms.

Source: YouTube (abusive words blurred out)

Thus, it is clear that Antifa India is hardly any different from Antifa in the United States. While Antifa in the US are running riot across the country, Antifa in India is glorifying Naxalism. In India, they are trying to organise a ‘rebellion’ against the Indian State. They are operating in multiple platforms in order to inculcate individuals in their extremist ideology.

If Antifa India manages to organise successfully, then the end result will be the revival of Naxal terrorism in urban spaces. Their genocidal tendencies are evident from the posts they make on social media platforms. Antifa is as much an internationalist phenomenon in the 21st Century as Communism was in the 20th.

India cannot afford to take the threat of far-left terrorism lightly. ‘Activists’ associated with far-left group Pinjra Tod were accused by leftists themselves of inciting violence that led to the communal riots at the national capital in Delhi. A few of them have been arrested in connection with the matter. Thus, faced with such adversity, Eternal Vigilance is the only recourse