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AP-Telangana: Maoists, Fading Fortunes Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) abducted six local leaders of the Bhadrachalam division of Telangana State's ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), including constituency in-charge Maane Ramakrishna, from Pusuguppa, a village on the fringes of forest in Charla mandal (block administrative unit) in Telangana's Khammam District, late on November 18, 2015. The TRS leaders had reportedly gone to the village to discuss about Government's scheme to build two-bedroom houses in the village. A letter issued in the name of Maoist 'spokesperson' Jagan listed three demands - stringent action against Police officials involved in alleged "fake encounters", immediate halt to combing operations in the entire tribal belt spanning Adilabad and Khammam Districts and an end to "fake encounters". The Maoists warned of "serious consequences" if their demands were not met. They also accused the TRS Government of repressing people's movements and pursuing "feudal and pro-imperialist" policies. 23-Nov-2015
CHHATTISGARH: Swing of the Pendulum Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management Four Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres, including the 'intelligence chief' of Bhairamgarh unit of the party, were killed in an encounter with the Security Forces (SFs) near Hallur and Hakawa villages under the Mirtur Police Station limits in Bijapur District on November 13, 2015. The Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Bijapur, Indira Kalyan Elesela, disclosed, "Acting on a specific tip-off from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) about the possible major attack planned by Maoists in the region, a joint team of Bijapur District Police force and specially trained District Reserve Guards (DRG) launched the search operation. Close to Hallur, the rebels opened fire on the forces. In the ensuing gun-battle, four Maoists, including the head of intelligence wing of Bhairamgarh unit, identified as Rainu, were killed." Rainu carried a reward of INR 5,000,00 on his head. Following the hour-long gunfight, the bodies of four Maoists were recovered from the encounter site along with their weapons. "The police found a pistol, two rifles and a 12 bore gun from the spot," ASP Elesela added. 17-Nov-2015
Exacerbating Instability Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management On November 2, 2015, an Indian national was killed and 40 others, including 32 United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) cadres and eight Policemen, were injured when Nepal Police opened fire to forcefully evacuate UDMF cadres who were agitating at the Miteri Bridge in the Birgunj town of Parsa District in Nepal. The incident occurred in the area along the Birgunj-Raxaul (a town in East Champaran District of the Indian state of Bihar) border. Witnesses claim the deceased, Ashish Kumar Ram aka Sonu Ram (24), was killed very close to the border on the Nepal side while he was going to Birgunj town on a personal visit. 09-Nov-2015
Meghalaya: Vulnerabilities Persist Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management On October 26, 2015, the body of Rezaul Parvez, a student of the CV Raman Junior College in Nagaon town, was recovered by Police at Nongpoh in the Ri Bhoi District of Meghalaya. He had been abducted on October 21, from a private hostel at Nagaon Aminpatti (Assam) and is believed to have been killed by his abductors. 02-Nov-2015
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