Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of CPI-Maoist issues press release on fake encounters staged by police in Bastar between September 26 2015 and January 4 2016. Condemns police practices of sexual assault and black propaganda.Media report summarizing statement in Hindi here
Maoist rebels warn against revival of Salwa Judum in Bastar
RAIPUR: Outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has claimed the police was trying to revive a “Salwa Judum” like movement in tribal Bastar region of Chhattisgarh by backing few people to organise rallies and protests against the Maoists in the region. The rebels have warned retaliatory peoples’ action against what they described as “Salwa Judum-II”. In pamphlets circulated in different parts of tribal Bastar region, the state and the police had floated different outfits in the name of Bastar Vikas Sangharsh Samiti and Samajik Ekta Manch to organise rallies and protests against the revolutionary movement. It said the police has unleashed a propaganda that it would observe this year as “Mission 2016″ to eliminate the Maoists.
The Maoists maintained that those were now in the forefront of such rallies and protests were also part of controversial Salwa Judum, an anti-naxalite movement that took place in Bastar between 2005 and 2008. The Maoist pamphlet said the security forces have unleashed terror in the tribal region and were committing atrocities on the poor tribals in the name of anti-naxal operations. The Maoists reiterated that the action by the security forces were in fact aimed that parting Bastar’s vast natural resources to the corporates.