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Wanted! A Responsible Government

The Maoist attack that took place in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on 24 April 2017 left 25 Central Reserve Police Force soldiers and at least one Maoist dead. This is the latest instance in the cycle of violence and counter-violence bet­ween the security forces and the Maoists in the state, which has resulted in a regrettable loss of lives over the years. 

The incident has understandably generated a great deal of anger and sorrow, as well as the expected political jingoism. The rumours, hiding the real issues, that began circulating in the media added to the frenzy. The earliest rumour was that the Maoists had used villagers as human shields, a ridiculous claim, given that no injuries or deaths of villagers in cross-firing were reported by either side. As per one report, the villagers were not even present in the village that day as they had gone to celebrate Biju Podum. The second rumour was that the Maoists had mutilated the bodies of the dead security personnel. First, the Maoists denied it as false in a statement, subsequently, the DIG special operations too refuted it.

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Updated On : 5th May, 2017
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