Thursday, December 03, 2009

Maoists' anniversary hits life in Chhattisgarh

2009-12-02 21:30:00

Normal life was hit hard in the interiors of Chhattisgarh Wednesday, the first day of the weeklong anniversary celebrations of the People's Liberation of Guerilla Army (PLGA), the military wing of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).

Passenger buses were off the road and shops were shut in Rajnandgaon district bordering Maharashtra state and in the entire Bastar region comprising of five districts - Bijapur, Narayanpur, Kanker, Dantewada and Bastar - due to the fear of Maoist attack.

The state government has already sounded a high alert after police recovered a number of leaflets from Bastar, in which the rebels had asked people to observe the ninth anniversary of the PLGA Dec 2-8.

In the leaflets in Gondi language, the Maoists have also appealed to people to become members of the CPI-Maoist and get recruited as PLGA fighters.

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