INDIA: Maoist Forces Seize Town, Annihilate Enemies, and Destroy Government Building

By Ed Dalton Forty guerrilla soldiers of People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), seized the town of Timurpalli in the Malkangiri district of Odisha on May 19. Laying waste to the local government headquarters located in the Panchayat building, the PLGA unit was able to take control with no one being injured. The action was propagated on flyers … Continue reading INDIA: Maoist Forces Seize Town, Annihilate Enemies, and Destroy Government Building

INDIA: Low Voter Turnout Amid Maoist-Led Election Boycott

By Mike Talavera As the election for India’s lower house of parliament continues over several phases this month, a militant election boycott promoted by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) was followed by large sections of the masses, with several polling stations not being visited by a single voter. Areas with a strong Maoist presence saw a significantly lower voter turnout than in 2014. In … Continue reading INDIA: Low Voter Turnout Amid Maoist-Led Election Boycott