New Delhi, Apr 08: Naxalites have for years managed to procure sophisticated weapons have used them to battle security forces. In the recent attack at Chhattisgarh, 22 security personnel were martyred by by naxalites. Some 10-12 Naxals are also believed to have died in the fierce gunbattle that ensued.
In the attack, bullets had rained from light machine guns (LMGs) and the Naxals also used low-intensity improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to mount the attack that continued for several hours.
New Delhi, Apr 05: The latest attack by the naxalites is a grim reminder that the problem is far from over. For years now, the security agencies have said that the problem not only lies in the jungles, but in the cities.
The sympathisers of naxalites, popularly known as the urban naxals help their friends in the jungles build a narrative, arrange funds and transport weapons. Former Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, C D Sahay tells OneIndia that one has to understand that their programme is a total replication of the Maoist Red Book.
New Delhi, Mar 11: The National Investigation Agency said that Anand Teltumbde had inspired his brother Milind Teltumbde to join and expand the naxal movement.
The submission was made while opposing the bail plea filed by accused Anand in the Elgar Parishad case. The NIA said that Anand would attend international conferences and used foreign Maoist literature for training purposes after getting the approval of the Central Committee of the CPI (Maoist) to expand the movement.
New Delhi, Oct 10: The National Investigation Agency has unearthed the strategy and tactics adopted by the naxals to carry out a so-called urban revolution with their frontal outfits.
Besides this the funding activities of the Maoists and their sympathisers to carry out naxal related work in rural and urban areas also came to the fore, the NIA said in its chargesheet in the Bhima Koregaon/Elgar Parishad case.
New Delhi, Jan 03: One of the key focuses of the Narendra Modi government has been internal security. While the government has dealt with an iron fist on issues relating to terror, there are bound to be challenges this year as well. While internal security challenges would remain, the immediate agenda would be to control the protests around the citizenship law.
It is the violence which is the key concern of the government and with various reports suggesting the presence of radical groups and terror organisation, the challenge has only become immense.
Do read what the (Citizenship Amendment) Act is about, Prime Minister Modi advised these persons while stating that they should value their education. The rumours of detention centres are being spread by the urban Naxals and Congress, Modi also said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a startling remark about the protests relating to the newly amended citizenship law. He said that the Congress, its allies, educated Naxalites living in the cities – urban Naxals are spreading rumours that the Muslims will be sent to detention camps.
Do read what the Act is about, Modi advised these persons while stating that they should value their education. The rumours of detention centres are being spread by the urban Naxals and Congress, Modi also said.
When a government is trying to crush the Naxal movement, which has claimed so many lives, especially that of our brave soldiers, is it even fair to be complacent and issue such irresponsible statements pertaining to the dropping of the Bhima Koregaon case?
“Those arrested in the Aarey agitation have been freed. This government should now free those arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case. They were booked on false cases. This is our government”.
This was a tweet that was put out in Marathi by NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad. It would be interesting to see, what the Maharashtra chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray would do now owing to alliance compulsions. Let us remind you that the CM had once called these persons a threat to democracy.
While one would associate the Naxal movement to the jungles and rural areas, security agencies flag the rise of the urban Naxal force and say that this is more lethal
When the Narendra Modi government took over in the year 2014, two key areas which required attention were internal security and development. During the analysis that were conducted after taking over as Prime Minister, Modi was advised to focus extensively on the Naxal menace.
The threat from the Naxalites was bigger when compared to the one from the Islamic terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad. What made the threat from the Naxalites even more dangerous is that it was internal and worse, they had an eco-system in the cities, which would propagate and sympathise on their behalf.
New Delhi, July 25:In a startling disclosure, the Bombay High Court was told that Gautam Navlakha was in touch with Hizbul Mujahideen, a proscribed terrorist organisattion that is active in Jammu and Kashmir.
The documents that were recovered from the accused persons suggest that various naxal groups that Navlakha was associated with had been in touch with the Hizbul. He has been liaising with banned terrorist organisations including the Hizbul Mujahideen since 2011, Aruna Pai, counsel for the Pune Police informed the court. She also claimed that he was in touch with separatists like Syed Geelani and Shakil Bakshi.