Maoist calls for bandh in Odisha and East Chhattisgarh on Oct 25

Rayagada: Opposing anti-Maoist operations, CPI(Maoist) leader Mita has called for a bandh in Odisha and East Chhattisgarh on October 25. In an audio tape released today, Mita, a leader of Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagabali division of the CPI (Maoist), asked farmers, tribals, women, businessmen, teachers and students to support the bandh call.

She further said the government is trying to suppress the people’s agitation and hatching conspiracy to handover Niyamgiri, Kashipur, Karlapat and Dangara bauxite mines and water resources to multinational companies. She also condemned the killing of another red rebel leader Suresh in Kalahandi and demanded action against police officials after a probe.

In the audio tape, she also demanded removal of CRPF camp at Trilochanpur in Niyamgiri. “Innocent people shall not be implicated in false cases and prisoners serving jail in false Maoists-related cases must be released. Police shall not woo innocent locals to employ them as police informers. Combing operations of the security forces must be stopped,” she added.

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