Sukma District, March 21, 2023: Armed cadres of the CPI (Maoist) staged a protest march in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on March 18 against the atrocities by the security forces on tribals.
As per the reports, a few top leaders of the Maoist party were part of the march, which culminated near Etraj hilla of Sukma adjoining the Odisha border. It’s been learnt that a large number of locals were also part of the said protest where slogans against the incumbent State and the central leadership were raised.
In a video that surfaced pertaining to the protest, Maoist sympathizers can be seen attacking effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and local MLA Kawasi Lakhma with sharp weapons, and the effigies were later set on fire.
Members of the Chetna Natya Mandali (a frontal organization of the Maoist party), along with the locals, can be seen dancing while the other armed cadres can be seen pasting posters on the trees.
It’s been learnt that the Maoists are in opposition to the establishment of 4 new security camps in the Konta area of Sukma, against which they are calling on the locals to organize more such protests; it is to be noted that more than 20 security camps have been set up in the Maoist affected zones of the State in the last one year alone, the development occurring after the Central Government gave the nod to a major offensive against the Maoists operating in the State.
Source : https://organiser.org/2023/03/21/165647/bharat/chhattisgarh-armed-cadres-of-banned-cpi-maoist-took-out-protest-march-against-alleged-atrocities-by-security-forces/