Naxalite Activities

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Hoisting the Red Flag   (Times of India photo)

 

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A local gathering

 

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A mass meeting

 

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A forest camp for a ‘cooking lesson’, from Nightmarch. Photo: Alpa Shah

 

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A health care centre (“34 days with Maoists inside the forest”

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Suvojit Bagchi spent over a month in Maoist hideouts in the forests of south Chhattisgarh.)

 

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Police say women fighters keep a watch on their male counterparts
Photo: Alpa Shah

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Women have joined male fighters during many rebel attacks

 

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Boy, What A Smile: Comrade Kamla, 17, wearing a pistol on her hip. Photo and caption Arundhati Roy (Walking With the Comrades)

 

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A cultural troupe – the Chetna Natya Manch forms their propaganda arm. At this Martyrs Day celebration, there is a song warning people against “chugli” (informer), a dance urging villagers to refuse clothes handed out by security forces, and a play depicting a tribal rebellion during the colonial era. (By Al Jazeera)

 

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After the police leave, villagers return and resume their activities. As members of the sangham (Maoist local committee), gram raksha dal (village militia), bal sangham (children(***)s squad) and cultural troupes, most villagers have been co-opted into the Maoist organisation, making them a target for security forces. (Al Jazeera)

 

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 A conference in a forest, from ‘Nightmarch’. Photograph: Alpa Shah

 

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The Martyrs Day ends with a rendition of the Communist Internationale. While the Maoists pulled off this particular celebration successfully, a similar event 80km away was attacked by security forces.  (Photo: Al Jazeera)

 

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A study class

 

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Indian soldiers carrying deadbody of a woman Maoist fighter

 

 

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The Naxal Song