Raipur, Aug 6: It was a major boost for the security forces who gunned down 14 naxalites following a combing and search operation near a forest village between Gollappalli and Konta in Sukma district, Chhattisgarh.
Bhopal, July 20: In a major operation, security forces have gunned down 8 naxalites in an encounter that took place at the south Bastar region in Chhattisgarh. Among the 8 naxals gunned, four were women.
New Delhi, July 14: The National Investigation Agency has arrested one person in connection with a Left Wing Extremism funding case.
New Delhi, July 3: A recent report by the United Nations stated that naxalites have been recruiting and brainwashing children. While the report speaks about the recruitment of children, the fact is that this was being done in a bid to revive the Bal Sangams or the Children Liberation Army.
New Delhi, June 29: The latest report by the United Nations has made some shocking revelations about the use of children by both terrorist groups in Kashmir and naxalites. It said that the Hizbul and Jaish-e-Mohamamd have used at least 8,000 children and used them as combatants in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Intelligence Bureau had issued several warnings regarding the security of Narendra Modi, who was then running for Prime Minister. All the reports had a clear indication that the threats were by external agencies, who were backing groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and the Students Islamic Movement of India.
K Vijay Kumar, the officer who led the operation which killed Veerappan is now heading to Jammu and Kashmir. He has been named as an adviser to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, N N Vohra.
In the crackdown against naxalites and their friends in the urban areas, there is plenty of information on their modus operandi that has been coming out. The Special Intelligence Branch which keeps a close watch on their activities say that there is a new sense of desperation that can be seen, due to dip in geographical territory and more importantly the drying up of funds.
The submission made by the Pune police before a court suggest that the urban naxals were planning a major recruitment drive in the JNU. The recruitments and the luring of students into their thought process were to be done through a series of lectures at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Have the Naxalites and their friends in urban centres become a desperate lot?
The Pune police recently released a note with a chilling message from Naxalites, referring to a “Rajiv Gandhi-like incident”. The plot, according to the note, was to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he was making electoral gains in several states despite a big loss in Bihar.