ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Namibia- Slow Progress

violence and attacks on agricultural labourers and landless peasants in the state. In the last ten months several police operations have been carried out against peasant struggles in various parts of the state. These struggles have been for implementing of minimum wages, securing tenancies and ending social oppression. Recently, in an ominous move, the entire Thakurganj thana of Purnea district has been declared 'disturbed area' and armed police action has been initiated. Since the government claims that 'Naxalite-inspired' peasant agitations are taking place in 47 blocks in 13 districts of the state, declaration of other , areas as 'disturbed

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