Maoist-Appetite of power through armed struggle
'Maoist' better known as to belief in the ideology, which aims to overthrow the government through people's war. Organization claims that it has been conducting a people's war with a strategic approach developed by Mao Zedong of China.
'Maoists' in fact the Communist Party of India (Maoist) is an underground Political Party in India, which envisaged to over throw the govt. through people's war. It was founded in 21st September 2004 with the merger of People's War Group and Maoist Communist Centre (MCC).
Their ideology rejects the concept of parliamentary democracy rather they want political power through protracted armed struggle, which is based on guerrilla war. Maoist claims their fights are for the welfare of tribals and awaken them for their rights in the forest belt of India. Their aim is to develop a "Red Corridor" in the area of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chattisgharh, Odhish, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal area. It has been said that they have expanded their frontier and now they have reached in Uttarakhand, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu and parts of Karnataka.
According to govt. official sources, as on June 2010, 83 districts in nine states of the country were under the influence of Naxals.
Although govt. alleged that on the name of welfare of the tribal, Maoist and Naxals are indulged in running an extortion economy. It has been alleged that they are running an extortion economy from the local mining companies and other business.
Raising threat by the Naxals and Maoist, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has termed them as " the single biggest internal security challenge ever faced by our country."
Even UPA govt. has banned the CPI (M) declaring it as terrorist organization on 22 June 2009.
However Indian Maoist rejects any charge regarding their connection with foreign outfits but sources said that it has connection with many outfits from Nepal, china and some other countries.
Ranchi, May 23 (IANS) Suspected Maoist guerrillas killed two people in Jharkhand's Gumla district early Thursday, police said.
Gumla, May 19 (ANI): Jharkhand Police arrested four cadres of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) who were acting as messengers of Maoists in Gumla district.
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here Saturday there was considerable improvement in the law and order situation in the state over the past 12 years.
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) A woman Maoist cadre was arrested here and a man detained for alleged links with the rebels, police said Thursday.
Shillong, May 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Sunday cautioned that Maoists were trying to establish their foothold in India's northeastern region.
Kathmandu, May 12 (ANI): Thirty-three political parties, who have been agitating against the government, have called off Monday's Nepal Bandh.
Bastar, May 12 (ANI): Three police personnel were killed and another injured when Naxals attacked a Doordarshan TV tower in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh's Bastar District early this morning.
Gaya, May 11 (ANI): Troopers from the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) set up camps along a crucial supply line of Maoists to combat their activities in the Gaya.
Naya Raipur, May 9 (IANS) Amid growing clout of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in interiors of Chhattisgarh, the state government Thursday extended a ban on the terror outfit and its six affiliates for one more year.
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) A Maoist leader who embraced Maoism way back in 1967 has been finally arrested in Assam, police said Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) An area commander of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) was arrested in Odisha's Rayagada district Tuesday, police said.
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) Maoist rebels early Tuesday blasted landmines and damaged a government building in Odisha, police said. No loss of life was reported.
Bangalore, May 3 (IANS) A fortnight-long hectic campaign for the May 5Karnataka legislative assembly elections ended Friday, with mainstream and regional political parties switching over to door-to-door canvassing to woo the voters over the next 24 hours.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Nepal's former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', who is also the head of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the country's largest party, Tuesday held "very good talks" with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during which he emphasized that his party was in a "new phase politically and ideologically" and wanted good relations with India.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Nepal's former prime minister and head of the country's largest party, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' said Monday that his party had agreed that his country cannot prosper "without good relations with India".
Ranchi, April 29 (IANS) Seven alleged Maoists were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jharkhand Monday, police said.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Visiting India after four years, Nepal's former prime minister and Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' Monday stressed on pushing forward economic development of his country which he said was in in the larger interest of both India and China.
Kathmandu, April 27 (ANI): Former Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', currently Chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), is paying a four-day visit to India from today.
Kathmandu/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Nepal's former prime minister and Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' arrives in the Indian capital Saturday on a four-day trip, a visit that has been described as a "thaw" by the Nepalese media and one that could go a long way in narrowing the "mistrust and misgivings" between the two sides.
New Delhi/Kathmandu, April 27 (ANI): Former Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', who is currently the Chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), will pay a four-day visit to India from Saturday.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Former Nepalese prime minister and Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', who is slated to arrive in the Indian capital Saturday, is expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during which bilateral issues as well as elections to the Constituent Assembly are likely to figure, informed sources said.
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) A joint team of Assam Police, CRPF and the intelligence wing of the army Friday arrested two top Maoists from Jorabat area along the Assam-Meghalaya border, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Maoists killed two people in Odisha a day after kidnapping them from a village, police said Thursday. The rebels also set afire a mobile phone tower in the same village.
Jhargram (West Bengal), April 24 (ANI): Police in West Bengal's Jhargram District arrested two Maoists and recovered the skeletal remains of three persons on Wednesday.
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The bodies of nine Maoists killed in an alleged gunfight with police in Chhattisgarh forests were shifted to their native villages in Andhra Pradesh early Thursday, two days after the incident, police said.
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) The killing of nine Maoists, including a top leader, in a gunfight with police in the forests of Chhattisgarh near the Andhra Pradesh border Tuesday has come as another blow to the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist).
Raipur, April 16 (IANS) At least 10 Maoists were killed early Tuesday when commandos from Andhra Pradesh stormed a forested area in Chhattisgarh, triggering a fierce firefight that lasted about 150 minutes.
Gaya, Apr 16 (ANI): Bihar Police have arrested a Maoist and recovered cash and other items worth millions during an operation launched against the rebels in Gaya district.
Raipur, April 16 (IANS) At least 10 Maoist guerrillas were killed early Tuesday when security forces stormed their hideout in a thickly forested area in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, police said.
Ganjam (Odisha), Apr. 15 (ANI): Odisha Police and paramilitary forces have arrested a hardcore Maoist with a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the Richaguda forest area here during a joint operation.
Lalgarh (West Bengal), April 14 (ANI): Paramilitary forces in west Bengal recovered cache of arms including country made pistols and rifles buried in a farm land in a Maoist affected area on Sunday.
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 12 (IANS) Seven people, including a policeman, were killed Friday in a shoot-out between police and alleged Maoist cadres in a village in Gadchiroli district, an official said.
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) It was a close shave for Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was shooting for Buddhadeb Dasgupta's "Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa" in the Maoist-affected area of Shimultala in Bihar.
Ranchi, April 7 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas blew up a railway track in Jharkhand to enforce a two-day shutdown called by them to protest the killing of their members by another splinter group last month, police said Sunday.
Gaya, Apr 6 (ANI): Work and normal activity in Bihar and Jharkhand came to a standstill as Maoists called for a 48-hour shutdown on Saturday.
Kathmandu, April 5 (Xinhua-ANI): In what appears as a signal of further putting off the election date, the opposition CPN-Maoist, the breakaway faction of the UCPN-Maoist, on Friday rejected a dialogue offer by the country's four major parties to resolve the outstanding issues.
Ranchi, April 4 (IANS) Five policemen were killed Thursday in a gun battle with Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand, police said.
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 4 (IANS) At least seven Maoists were gunned down in a fierce gun battle with security forces in Nargunda-Bhatpar tribal area of Gadchiroli district Thursday morning, a police official said.
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Maoists have killed a tribal politician in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said Wednesday.
Guwahati, Apr 3 (ANI): Asserting that Maoists were trying to establish their stronghold in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that the state government would take steps to prevent them from increasing their influence.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Tuesday approved continuation of a Rs.373 crore Scheme for Special Infrastructure (SIS) in Maoist-affected states in the 12th Plan period (up to March 31, 2017), said an official statement.
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) An artiste-activist couple from a Pune-based theatre group, accused of having Maoist links, surrendered to police outside the high-security precincts of Maharashtra legislature here Tuesday.
Kathmandu, April 1 (IANS) Former US president Jimmy Carter, who is on a visit to Nepal, said Monday that the general election as proposed in June this year is not possible in the country.
Jharkhand, Mar 28 (ANI): Police in Jharkhand's |Chatra District have confirmed the death of ten Maoists in an encounter that took place late on Wednesday night.
Bundu (Jharkhand), Mar.25 (ANI): With Naxalism on the wane, the rebels are now resorting to kidnappings to counter the shortage of cadres.
Kathmandu, March 24 (IANS) The inclusion of an amnesty provision in law will make it impossible for thousands of victims of human rights abuses in Nepal to obtain justice, rights activists said.
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Top Maoist leader Sudershan was Saturday arrested in Andhra Pradesh's Khammam district bordering Chhattisgarh, police said.
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will deploy a squadron of its latest Mi-17 V-5 helicopters in Nagpur for assistance of security forces deployed in Maoist-affected areas of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and other states, officials said.
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) A Maoist guerrilla involved in several cases of violence including the killing of a CPI-M leader was arrested from West Bengal's Bankura district Saturday, police said.
Patna, March 20 (IANS) In Bihar's troubled Maoist zone, police are coaching for free over 2,000 students to help them crack competitive exams. Wards of jailed extremists too have joined the classes, said a police officer.
Singhbhum, Mar 17 (ANI): Maoist militants have allegedly killed six villagers after a kangaroo court set up by them in Manmaru village in the Saranda forest in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum District pronounced them guilty.
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) India can feed half of the world, if quality of production goes up somewhere near to the best, Manipal Global Education Services chairman Mohan Das pai said Saturday.
Ranchi, March 14 (IANS) The police are yet to find the bodies of "six criminals" who were reportedly executed by Maoists in a Jharkhand forest, an official said Thursday. Three rebels were injured in a shootout with the search team.
Bhubaneswar, March 11 (IANS) A Maoist leader wanted in more than 45 criminal cases including several murders was killed in a fierce gun battle with police in Odisha's Gajapati district Monday, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, March 6 (IANS) Security forces Wednesday recovered a huge quantity of explosives in a forest of Odisha's Koraput district during an anti-Maoist operation, an official said.
Latehar, Mar 4 (ANI): The Jharkhand Police has arrested a hardcore Maoist from the Kendwahi village of Latehar district of the state.
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's police chief Monday made an aerial survey of Maoist-affected areas of Karimnagar district on the new helicopter provided by the central government for operations against the insurgents in north Telangana and adjoining parts of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
Ranchi, Feb 22 (IANS) Thirteen Maoist guerrillas were arrested in Jharkhand's Lohardagga district Friday, police said.
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Seven people, including six police officials, were killed Friday when Maoist guerrillas triggered a landmine blast in Bihar's Gaya district, police said.
Washington, Feb. 20 (ANI): In a major breakthrough, major political parties in Nepal are close to reaching a deal for fresh elections monitored by the Chief justice to form the next government in a bid to end months of constitutional crisis.
Ranchi, Feb 18 (IANS) Nine Maoist guerrillas surrendered before Inspector General of Police (Ranchi Zone) M.S. Bhatia in Jharkhand's Khuti district Monday, police said.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Maoist activities have flourished in the states where the Congress is not in power, union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Saturday.
Daltonganj, Feb 16 (ANI): In a major success for the Jharkhand Police, a top Maoist leader wanted in over 32 cases was arrested in rebel hotbed region of Palamu district of the state.
Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) Explosives were Thursday recovered from a Maoist hideout in a Jharkhand jungle near here, said police which had launched a manhunt to nab a dreaded guerrilla.
Latehar (Jharkhand), Feb.12 (ANI): Mahuwadar block in Jharkhand's Latehar District is a focal point of fierce rivalry between the CPI (Maoist) and its splinter group, the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC).
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) Human rights activist Dandapani Mohanty, who was arrested Friday in Odisha for his alleged links with the Maoists, has been charged with sedition, a police officer said Sunday.
Bargarh (Odisha), Feb.8 (ANI): Police in Odisha's Bargarh area have launched a civic action programme, which is Maoist affected.
Raipur, Feb 5 (IANS) Maoist insurgents Tuesday torched four heavy machines engaged in road construction in violence-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, damaging them badly, police said.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Amid the ongoing debate over delay in green clearances hampering key development projects, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Tuesday said her ministry is not a "bottleneck" for economic development but "partner in development".
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The central government will take a series of measures to shore up development in 82 Maoist-affected districts including providing insurance cover to contractors working on making roads and bridges, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday.
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Feb 5 (IANS) For a change, police put aside their guns and batons and put up a grand wedding for two former Maoists who had surrendered, an official said here Tuesday.
Koraput, Feb 4 (ANI): The Odisha Police has arrested seven Maoists with huge cache of explosives during a combing operation launched against the ultras in Murlaput forest under Laxmipur block of Koraput district.
Palamu, Feb 3 (ANI): Police personnel conducted community policing programme in Maoist-centric Jharkhand's Palamu District, distributing blankets and other essentials, after the locals aided the officials in the arrest of five rebels.
Ramgarh (Jharkhand), Feb 3 (ANI): Security forces have recovered a large cache of explosives during raids on Maoist hideouts in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district.
Kathmandu, Feb 2 (IANS) Nepal's largest party, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, began its general convention in Hetauda town Saturday - the first since 1992.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday launched a Rs.1 per kg rice scheme for poor people in Odisha from the Maoist dominated district of Malkangiri, an official said.
London, Feb.1 (ANI): Nepal's government failed to take significant steps toward fulfilling numerous key human rights commitments in 2012, Human Rights Watch said today in its annual World Report 2013.
London, Feb.1 (ANI): India's human rights situation took serious turns for the worse with respect to civil society protections, sexual violence against women, and the longstanding failure to hold public officials accountable for abuses, Human Rights Watch said today in the release of its World Report 2013.
Gopibalavpur (West Bengal), Jan.31 (ANI): Gopibalavpur town in West Bengal is known for its scenic beauty and has huge tourism potential.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 28 (IANS) Security personnel Monday unearthed a Maoist dump in Odisha's Rayagada district and recovered three land mines totally weighing 50 kg, along with several other items, police said.
Kanker (Chhattisgarh), Jan.27 (ANI): A development project being undertaken in Chhattisgarh's Kanker District has been stalled after Maoists set fire to two earthmovers at a road construction site.
Ranchi (Jharkhand), Jan.27 (ANI): After being affected by decades of Maoist violence, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has approved the construction of bridges by the Railway Ministry's construction wing, IRCON in Jharkhand.
Ranchi, Jan 26 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh hoisted the tricolour in a Maoist den in Jharkhand on the occasion of India's Republic Day.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday chose the Republic Day to announce his government's decision to provide a kilo of rice for Rs.1 to the poor from next month.
Raipur, Jan 26 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's tribal population in the Maoist bastion Bastar Saturday defied Maoist dictates and celebrated Republic Day although the rebels blocked dozens of roads in forested interiors.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India must ensure that its economic growth does not become the "monopoly of the privileged" but instead is used to combat the "evil of hunger, deprivation and marginal subsistence" among the growing population, President Pranab Mukherjee said Friday.
Ranchi, Jan 25 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Friday set on fire three vehicles of a private construction company in Jharkhand's Lohardagga district, police said.
Jhargram, Jan 24 (ANI) The West Bengal Police arrested a suspected Maoist sympathizer, accused of killing a farmer, from Jhargram district of the state.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) Police and security forces Wednesday unearthed a Maoist dump in Odisha and recovered arms and explosives, an official said.
Lalgarh (West Bengal), Jan. 23 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday announced a 'Civic Action Programme' in Maoist-infested Lalgarh district of West Bengal, with an objective to effectively combat extremism and bridge the gap between the villagers and the administration.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that India must chalk out a middle ground for the continuous development of the tribals for rooting out the Maoist menace that is gripping the country.
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) Bihar Police have roped in IIT students to provide free coaching to students in Maoist-affected villages to wean them away from rebels, a police official said Monday.
Ranchi, Jan 20 (IANS) Seven CRPF personnel were injured in a landmine blast triggered by Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand's Bokaro district Sunday, police said.
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Maize farmers have expressed their distress for not getting appropriate price for their produce due to lack of markets in the Maoist infested areas of Odisha.
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Lal Singh Dil was a destitute Dalit poet whose verses on caste oppression and call for a revolution made him the bard of the Maoist movement in Punjab. But despite being a legend in his state, few know about the poet outside.
Whether because of political ineptitude, administrative lapses or sheer bad luck, the government's woes do not seem to end. As a result, it always appears to be on the back foot.
Latehar, Jan 10 (ANI): At least 17 security personnel and two Maoists were killed in the ongoing gun battle, which started on Monday at Karmatiya forest in Jharkhand's Latehar district.
Ranchi, Jan 8 (IANS) At least six security personnel were killed and four were missing Tuesday after a Maoist ambush a day earlier in Jharkhand.
London, Jan.4 (ANI): The arrest in the United Kingdom on January 3, 2013, of a Nepali army colonel suspected of torture sends a warning to those accused of serious crimes in Nepal and elsewhere that they cannot hide from the law forever, Human Rights Watch said today.
Chatra (Jharkhand), Jan. 2 (ANI): Farmers here, one of the worst Maoist-affected districts in Jharkhand, were once forced to cultivate poppy by the rebels to fund their operations in the region, but now with the decline of Maoist activity, the situation in the area is taking a turn for the better. Farmers are now engaged in growing vegetables.