Indian special police check travellers in the search for Maoist insurgents at the Andhra Pradesh state border in Khammam district, about 450 km from Hyderabad, on July 2, 2009. Andhra Pradesh state shares 150 km continuous forest border with Chaattisgarh, origin of a 30,000 exodus of Gothikoya tribals fleeing clashes, which began in late 2005, between Maoist Naxalites and the Chhattisgarh government. The authorities says their settlements are illegal and have allegedly forcibly evicted hundreds of displaced persons by repeatedly burning down their hamlets. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

The Massacre in Malkangiri

by Prabhat Singha Roy

This article, written in Bengali, is a report on the attack by the Greyhound commandos at Ramguda village of Malkangiri, Orissa, spanning October 24 to 27, 2016. The author, an activist in democratic rights movements, provides, on the basis of his visit in the area starting on November 06, 2016, the background of the attack, an account of what happened and the immediate aftermath. The article outlines the decades-long developmental activities of the workers of CPI (Maoist) in that area the (mainly adivasi) people of which were callously ignored by the successive governments and relates, on the basis of eye-eitness accounts, the lawless brutality of the commandos inflicted not only on the activists but also on the ordinary villagers.

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