Salwa Judum

  • Bastar residents caught in Naxals-government crossfire, live in fear 05-11-2013 10:01 AM

    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...
  • No political conspiracy behind Jagdalpur killings, pure revenge: CPI (Maoist) 17-10-2013 09:02 AM

    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...
  • Maoists kill former member of Salwa Judum 10-08-2013 08:17 AM

    Naxals on Friday killed the sarpanch of Kunded village, who was a former member of anti-Maoist 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...
  • Bastar Naxal attack: Digvijaya meets Mahendra Karma's family 05-06-2013 07:36 AM

    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 03-06-2013 11:33 PM

    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 02-06-2013 08:57 PM

    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 01-06-2013 11:07 PM

    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 01-06-2013 11:02 PM

    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 Maoist-affected regions....
  • Naxal attack: VC Shukla improving, but still critical 01-06-2013 08:52 PM

    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,"...
  • Police should take lead in anit-Naxal action: Congress 31-05-2013 01:35 AM

    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...
  • Bastar Naxal attack could become an election issue in Chhattisgarh 30-05-2013 01:14 PM

    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 29-05-2013 06:28 PM

    Are extra-legal 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...
  • MP government offers job to wife of policeman killed in Naxal attack 28-05-2013 02:41 PM

    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 ex-gratia of Rs 10...
  • Naxal attack: VC Shukla 'very critical but stable' 28-05-2013 02:11 PM

    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 84-year-old Shukla...
  • Anti-Naxal operations will be intensified: Home Secy 28-05-2013 02:01 PM

    Raipur: Anti-Naxal 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 naxal-hit states adjoining Chhattisgarh and forces and modern weapons would be provided by the Centre for...
  • NIA probes role of top Naxal leader Katakam Sudarshan 28-05-2013 12:55 PM

    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...
  • Jairam Ramesh hits out at intellectuals who 'romanticise Maoists' 28-05-2013 12:18 PM

    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 28-05-2013 09:06 AM

    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? 28-05-2013 08:02 AM

    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...
  • Naxal attack: Convoy route was pre-decided, says Congress 27-05-2013 11:25 PM

    Raipur: Congress leaders on Monday denied reports that the route of the ill-fated '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...
  • Chhattisgarh CM concedes delays in rushing reinforcements to the site 27-05-2013 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: 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. "There is no need to...
  • NIA begins probe into Chhattisgarh Maoist massacre 27-05-2013 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: Within hours of taking over the case, the NIA on Monday dispatched a team to Chhattisgarh and began its probe into the audacious Maoist strike on Saturday that left 28 people including senior Congress leaders dead. As reports emerged that Maoist politburo member Katakam Sudarshan alias Anand was...
  • Naxal attack: 'Will act against officials if probe reveals inaction' 27-05-2013 06:50 PM

    New Delhi: Under pressure after the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh in which 28 people including top state Congress leaders were killed, ADGP Mukesh Gupta said if probe revealed inaction on part of some officials, action will be taken against them. Answering why the security officials were not equipped with AK47s,...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Mahendra Karma cremated 27-05-2013 05:03 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and founder of the Salwa Judum anti-Naxal movement, Mahendra Karma, was on Monday laid to rest along with another party MLA who succumbed to their injuries after the deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on Saturday night. The two leaders were cremated at Dantewada. Elsewhere in...
  • Eyewitnesses recount the horror of Naxal attack 27-05-2013 04:25 PM

    Raipur: Survivors of the Naxal attack at Debra Ghati in Chhattisgarh on Saturday say that rebels were carrying laptops, tablets, bottled mineral water and other expensive equipments. The Naxals even gave water to all the hostages after the carnage. They also say that the attackers were conversing in English and...
  • Chhattisgarh comes under Naxal attack but Shinde still out of country 27-05-2013 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: At a time when India is facing its most acute internal security crisis, the country's Home Minister continues to remain in the US. Sushil Kumar Shinde attended a US Homeland Security dialogue from May 20 to 22 and then extended his visit until May 29. His officials, including...
  • Security lapses made Cong leaders easy targets of Naxal attack 27-05-2013 02:01 PM

    New Delhi/Dantewada: 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. Some serious security lapses are as follows: 1. The Maoist build-up on the...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack plunges state Congress party in crisis 27-05-2013 01:24 PM

    Raipur: The killing of a substantial part of the Congress leadership in Chhattisgarh has plunged the party in the state into a crisis. The state Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel and his son were killed in the attack, Salwa Judum's Mahendra Karma, who was the main target, was a former...
  • Naxal attack: Cong leader VC Shukla critical, but stable, say doctors 27-05-2013 12:49 PM

    Gurgaon: Senior Congress leader VC Shukla, who was injured in the deadly Naxal attack that took place in Chhattisgarh on Saturday and claimed over 24 lives, is stable but critical, his doctors at Medanta hospital said on Monday. He is on ventilator, but has gained consciousness, Dr Naresh Trehan, cardiovascular...
  • Naxal attack: Cong leader VC Shukla still critical 27-05-2013 08:56 AM

    New Delhi: The toll in the gruesome Naxal attack has now reached 28, with several injured. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said the probe will be handed over to National Investigation Agency. Congress leader VC Shukla, who is 84-year-old and was shot during the attack, is still critical and...