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70% victims of Maoists are Dalit, tribals: Police

by udaya — last modified 2007-11-19 17:53


 

Nityanand Shukla | Ranchi

Seventy per cent of the people killed by Maoist rebels belong to tribal and Dalit communities, says a report prepared by the Jharkhand Police.
"The report prepared by us indicate that Maoist rebels kill mostly tribals and Dalits who are poor and downtrodden of the society," Additional Director of Police Gauri Shankar Rath told The Pioneer. Rath added further, "We have compiled a data of the Moaist's victims. It indicates that 70 per cent of the victims belong to tribal and Dalit communities". 
The report says that three major massacres were carried out by Maoists in the last six years in Jharkhand. In the first mass murder, Maoists killed 14 persons in Beltu village of Hazaribagh in April 2002. All the victims belonged to Dalit and tribal communities. 
The second major massacre in 2005 at Beluwaghati village in Giridih district took 15 lives and the third mass killing took place at Chilkhari village of same district in October 2007, in which 18 persons, including Anup Marandi, son of former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi were killed.
"Maoist also kill innocent people accusing them of being police informers. Most of these victims belong to tribal and Dalit communities," he added.
The report says that Maoist cadre killed at least 70 persons, accusing them of being police informers in the last seven years. Out that, 56 victims belonged to Dalit or tribal communities, says the report. The ADG said: "In future, we will launch campaign against Maoist rebels and show their real face to people. We will also come out with posters and pamphlets and expose Maoist rebels."
In past also, police had come out with a booklet exposing the misdeeds of Maoist rebels. Police time to time comes with such reports to bring into light misdeeds of the Maoists. Experts feel that both the police and the Maoist are fighting psychological war.
http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Pioneer/400x60/0

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