23 June, 2021

A Shiver Runs Through It

The innocent tribal stands hapless in the crossfire between the State and the Maoists, losing life and livelihood in a war without end

Tribhuvan Tiwari
A Shiver Runs Through It


Maoist-related fatalities: 2005-2009

According to state police, however,

  • 66 Maoists killed in 2008,
  • 113 in 2009;
  • 143 civilian deaths attributed to Naxal violence in 2008,
  • 116 in 2009.

According to villagers, around 40 civilians (which would include what the government describes as suspected Maoists/Maoist sympathisers) are killed a week in the area.


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