SALWA JUDUM

  • Bastar residents caught in Naxalsgovernment crossfire, live in fear November 5, 2013

    As Chhattisgarh prepares to go to polls on November 11 and 19, electricity, medicare, education are just words in Bastar. The locals caught in the crossfire between Naxals and the government forces continue to live in fear. In May 2013 at Jiram Ghati, Naxals brutally attacked on Congress leaders and decimated...
  • No political conspiracy behind Jagdalpur killings, pure revenge: CPI (Maoist) October 17, 2013

    The CPI (Maoist), which had claimed responsibility for the May 25 attack that left many Chhattisgarh Congress leaders dead, on Wednesday denied that the incident had any political link. In a press release, Secretary of the Dandakarnya Special Zonal Committee of the outlawed party, Ramanna, ruled out any political conspiracy behind...
  • Maoists kill former member of Salwa Judum August 10, 2013

    Naxals on Friday killed the sarpanch of Kunded village, who was a former member of antiMaoist vigilant group Salwa Judum. in Sukma district of southern Chhattisgarh, police said. Uike Bodaru (47) was stabbed to death by a group of Maoists in Kunded village under Jagargunda police station limits, Sukma Additional Superintendent...
  • Bastar Naxal attack: Digvijaya meets Mahendra Karma's family June 5, 2013

    Dantewada: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh visited Dantewada, Chhattisgarh to meet the Bastar Naxal attack victims on Tuesday. The Congress leader met the family of Salwa Judum founder Mahendra Karma who died in the attack. Twenty six people were killed in the Naxal attack on May 25 in Bastar region...
  • Odisha to seek 2 more CRPF battalions after Chhattisgarh Naxal attack June 3, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will seek deployment of two additional battalions of CRPF jawans along its borders with Chhatisgarh following the the May 25 deadly Maoist attack in that state. "Odisha government will make the demand to the Centre for two battalions of CRPF at the Chief Ministers' meeting on internal...
  • Cong MLAs offer to resign to force ouster of Chhattisgarh govt June 2, 2013

    Raipur: Demanding dismissal of the BJP government in Chhattisgarh over the May 25 Naxal attack, Congress MLAs on Sunday said they would resign en mass from the Assembly if the government did not go. "We have sought dismissal of the state government and imposition of President's rule. All the Congress...
  • Naxal attack: Mishra panel to visit Jiram Valley June 1, 2013

    Raipur: Justice Prashant Mishra Commission probing the Naxal attack on the Congress convoy in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district will visit the site of the ambush at Jiram Valley on June 14. 27 people, including state Congress chief Nandkumar Patel, his son Dinesh, Salwa Judum leader Mahendra Karma among others were killed,...
  • Chhattisgarh govt to review security of political leaders regularly June 1, 2013

    Raipur: Rattled by the deadly naxal attack on Congress convoy on May 25 that left 27 people dead, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday directed district collectors and SPs to review on a regular basis the security of public representatives across the state and especially in the Maoistaffected regions....
  • Naxal attack: VC Shukla improving, but still critical June 1, 2013

    Gurgaon: The condition of Congress leader and former Union minister VC Shukla, who was injured in a deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh last week, continues to show signs of improvement but it remains critical. "Shukla has shown some signs of improvement on third consecutive day today but still remains critical," Medanta...
  • Police should take lead in anitNaxal action: Congress May 31, 2013

    Kolkata: Referring to the recent Naxal attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh, party leader and Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday called for Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand police to take primary responsibility in the fight against the rebels. "Unless the police of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha come forward and take primary...
  • Naxal attack: It's an open war between Congress, BJP in Chhattisgarh May 30, 2013

    The Congress and the BJP have been trading charges ever since the gruesome Naxal attack that killed key Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh on May 25. ...
  • Salwa Judum was Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's idea: Congress May 30, 2013

    Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das said that slain party leader Mahendra Karma was not the founder of the Salwa Judum movement. ...
  • Bastar Naxal attack could become an election issue in Chhattisgarh May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Assembly Elections are just five months away in Chhattisgarh and the Congress is facing a leadership crisis in the state after most of its senior leaders were killed recently in a brutal Naxal attack. After a heated meeting with the Chief Minister, the Centre is now also looking...
  • Mao is just a name, ideology a mere excuse: Aman Lekhi May 29, 2013

    Are extralegal measures against the Maoists like the creation of Salwa Judum responsible for worsening of the security situation in Chhattisgarh? Senior lawyer Aman Lekhi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think we need to follow the same which we followed against Punjabi terror? Asked by:...
  • Are liberal intellectuals guilty of romanticizing Maoists? May 28, 2013

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has spoken out strongly against intellectuals who "romanticise Maoists". While admitting there is need for focused development in the tribal areas, he said there is no possibility of a dialogue with Maoists as they don't believe in Indian democracy. ...
  • FTN: There should not be any dialogue with Maoists: Jairam Ramesh May 28, 2013

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has spoken out strongly against intellectuals who "romanticise Maoists". While admitting there is need for focused development in the tribal areas, he said there is no possibility of a dialogue with Maoists as they don't believe in Indian democracy. ...
  • If Cong rally route was changed, we were not informed: Police May 28, 2013

    Mayank Srivastav, SP Jagdalpur has said that police were not informed of the route change, if any, of the Congress rally that came under Naxal attack on May 25. "If the route was changed, we were not informed. We were only told which all are the spots where the meeting...
  • MP government offers job to wife of policeman killed in Naxal attack May 28, 2013

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has offered a government job to the wife of policeman Rahul Pratap Singh, who was killed in the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on May 25. Besides offering a job to his wife, the state government also provided an exgratia of Rs 10...
  • Naxal attack: VC Shukla 'very critical but stable' May 28, 2013

    Gurgaon: Veteran Congress leader VC Shukla, who received bullet injuries in Saturday's Maoist attack, has shown "slight improvement" even as he remained in a "very critical but stable" condition. Dr Naresh Trehan, the Chairman of Medanta Hospital, however, said today that it was "too early to say" that 84yearold Shukla...
  • AntiNaxal operations will be intensified: Home Secy May 28, 2013

    Raipur: AntiNaxal operations will be intensified with more security forces and modern weapons being provided by the Centre to the affected regions, Union Home Secretary RK Singh on Tuesday said. "We will coordinate with naxalhit states adjoining Chhattisgarh and forces and modern weapons would be provided by the Centre for...
  • Time for talks with Maoists is over: RPN Singh May 28, 2013

    Minister of State Home RPN Singh, while commenting on Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh said, "Strategy will be reviewed and now the time for talking is over. Chidambaram had asked for talks but no one came forward. They are definitely they are not interested in talking to government of India," he...
  • NIA probes role of top Naxal leader Katakam Sudarshan May 28, 2013

    Raipur: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will do a recce of the Bastar area where the deadly Naxal attack took place on May 25, which claimed lives of senior leaders of Chhattisgarh's Congress party, including Salwa Judum founder Mahendra Karma and state party chief Nand Kumar Patel. The NIA will probe...
  • Jairam Ramesh hits out at intellectuals who 'romanticise Maoists' May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has spoken out strongly against intellectuals who "romanticise Maoists". While admitting there is need for focused development in the tribal areas, he said there is no possibility of a dialogue with Maoists as they don't believe in Indian democracy. "You can have a...
  • Maoists claim responsibility for attack on Congress rally May 28, 2013

    Raipur: Claiming responsibility for the brutal attack in Chhattisgarh on May 25, Maoists on Tuesday said the act was a revenge for the "atrocities done by the Salwa Judum". In a statement, Gudsa Usendi, spokesperson for the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee, CPI(Maoist), alleged that both ruling BJP and opposition Congress...
  • What makes Chhattisgarh prone to Naxals' guerrilla war tactics? May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Naxal threat remains India's biggest internal security problem with the districts of Southern Chhattisgarh seeing the bloodiest Naxal attacks in recent years. An audacious Maoist attack in broad daylight killed 24 people, including the top Congress leadership in the state. But why are the Dandakaranya forests of southern...
  • FTN: Have human rights groups failed to strongly condemn Naxal violence? May 27, 2013

    A wellplanned and brutal attack by Naxals in Chhattisgarh almost wiped out Congress leadership in the state. The attack, in which 28 people were killed, exposed the government's failure to tackle Naxal menace in the densely forested state. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Raman Singh May 27, 2013

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday admitted to security lapse that led to the killing of several Congress leaders in Jagdalpur district on May 25. Singh, however, said that there was no need to politicise the Naxal attack that claimed 28 lives. ...
  • Naxal attack: Convoy route was predecided, says Congress May 27, 2013

    Raipur: Congress leaders on Monday denied reports that the route of the illfated 'Parivartan Yatra', which came under Naxal attack on Saturday in south Bastar region, had been changed at the last moment. The convoy of Congress leaders was attacked at Jiram Valley in Darbha region when it was returning from...
  • Is it time for an allout war on Maoists? May 27, 2013

    As National Investigation Agency gears up to probe the deadly Naxal attack that took place on May 25 and wiped out majority of Chhattisgarh's state Congress party, security concerns that had been overlooked have surfaced. ...
  • News 360: NIA takes over the Chhattisgarh Naxal attack probe May 27, 2013

    Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said that there was no need to politicise the Naxal attack at Baster in Chhattisgarh that claimed 28 lives. However, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister conceded there were delays in rushing reinforcements to the attack site. ...