India: Maoists call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ on February 27

CPI (Maoist) has given a call for “nationwide shutdown” on February 27 to protest against the policies of the Centre and the Chhattisgarh government.

The secretary of the south sub-zonal bureau of CPI (Maoist) Ganesh Uike issued a press statement seeking the people’s support for the ‘bandh’ in protest against demonetisation and its ‘favourable’ approach towards the corporates, multinational companies.

The rebels claimed that the demonetisation has led to inflation, unemployment and poverty in the country.

The rebels demanded release of seven members of Telangana Democratic Front jailed in Sukma jail and halting of search operations and ‘fake encounters’ against the Maoists in the region.

They expressed concern over the creation of Bastar battalion and demanded strict action on the forces over the alleged atrocities against tribal women in Chattisgarh.

The comrades also demanded registering of murder case against the inspector general of police SRP Kalluri who was recently shifted to the state police headquarters from Bastar. They sought his dismissal over the alleged violation of human rights, massacre of tribal persons and suppression of the people in the conflict-ridden south Chhattisgarh.

Source : http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/feb/17/maoists-call-for-bharat-bandh-on-february-27-1571680.html

C. Kistler

Also editor of Nouvelle Turquie.

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