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

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Denunciation of Indiscriminate Killings

The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) strongly condemns the recent Communist Party of India (Maoist) attack targeting a local passenger bus resulting in the indiscriminate killing of 11 special police offi cers (SPOs) and 24 civilians in Dantewada. It is equally reprehensible that the SPOs, in the course of the anti- Maoist operation, were made to travel in a passenger bus, thus exposing the life of civilian passengers to inordinate risk by using them as human shields. Such acts whereby civilians fall victim are unacceptable and irresponsible.

PUDR has repeatedly emphasised the unacceptability of the use of improvised explosive devices against targets where non-combatants’ lives are at risk. Such wanton acts of violence make things worse for the common people whose cause the CPI (Maoist) seeks to represent.

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