Incidents of Maoist violence fell 22.5% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
The most striking aspect of Wilderness Tales from Similipal is a vivid picture of the forests that Satyesh Naik weaves through his words, so charming that you’re left wanting to visit a forest right away.
The unrest in and around Bastar is fundamentally about respect, dignity and trust in our behaviour towards other people.
The women who fought against exploitation and the poor families who took in their children, bringing them up on their own, were making history even if none of them appear in its annals.
“RTI reply has been misinterpreted and the news item is contrary to facts and paints the force in a bad light.”
Chandramma, a former revolutionary, speaks of the trials and tribulations of her time underground as a Naxalite in Andhra Pradesh five decades ago.
Pudiyam Panda will be free to go home with his family if he wants, the high court in Bilaspur said in its habeas corpus order on Thursday.
Human rights activists have maintained that they are against all forms of violence, but continue to come under attack by the state.
If there are broader policy issues which have regional ramifications, there should be space for consultation, says Baburam Bhattarai
Former Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba was sentenced to life in prison for alleged links to Maoists and for “waging war” against India by a sessions court on Tuesday.
Chhattisgarh Security Forces Mask Unconstitutional Vigilantism Under Garb of ‘Perception Management’
Public protests in urban centres in Chhattisgarh cannot be expected to wean people away from Maoism. What, then, is their real motive?
The former prime minister will now sell his victimhood at the hands of India, a foolproof electoral strategy, while Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his party will struggle to convince the people about their decision to ditch Oli mid course.
Since January this year, there has been an unprecedented crackdown on journalists in Chhattisgarh’s Adivasi-dominated Bastar.
As a coalition headed by Prachanda takes charge, settling the remaining constitutional issues and resetting relations with India will be top priority.
The police claim the villagers were killed accidentally after being caught in the crossfire between them and Maoists, in the third such incident in less than a year.
Dam construction in eastern India to be resumed after forty years, amid violent protests and expert warnings over lack of water and tiger threats.
All agree that Rajita Usendi, a local Maoist commander in Gadchiroli, was trapped in a hut and consumed by fire. But beyond that simple story lies a more complex tale.
In letters to Raman Singh, the CPI and CPI (M) accuse the state police of vengeful action against researchers Nandini Sundar and Archana Prasad, who were a part of a delegation that visited Bastar to enquire into human rights violations.
Former Nepali minister and one of the key leaders of Nepal’s newest political party, Hisila Yami, in conversation with The Wire.
Two adivasis, armed to hunt as custom demands of them, in a forest that is theirs, were automatically identified as Naxalites and shot fatally. For them, their families and friends, justice remains to be done.
Adivasi activists speak about the current situation in south Chhattisgarh
Tanushree Bhasin travels through Lalgarh in Bengal, capturing the lives of the adivasis who continue to be denied their basic constitutional rights.
I visited Chhattisgarh this February and learnt first-hand how the criminal justice system operates in conflict zones.
In the forested adivasi areas of Chhattisgarh, the Constitution of India and the orders of the Supreme Court hold no sway over the government.
The indigenous ethnic groups have been shortchanged on their key demands – identity-based federalism, proportional representation, and secularism.
Villagers in hitherto isolated hamlets in Bastar find that with new roads come more paramilitaries and more violence.
68-year-old prisoner claims he is being harassed by frequent transfers between different jails within the Tihar prison complex.
Delhi: A year after his arrest on charges of aiding Naxals, five Rajya Sabha MPs cutting across party lines have come forward to demand relief for Delhi University lecturer G.N. Saibaba. The MPs have written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, asking him to intervene and obtain […]