Thursday, October 04, 2007

Maoist strike reported with authenticity

Barring the one mention of "reportedly" in the last para, the entire article sounds very factual and based on authentic sources. Contrast this with the "alleged", "reported", "anonymous sources" used so freely while reporting BJP statements.

The Hindu : Front Page : CPI (Maoist) to hit back at police
Concerned over the loss of some of its top leaders and cadre either
in encounters or through surrenders, the banned CPI (Maoist) is
reportedly making major efforts to strike back at the police and
thereby instil confidence in its cadre, militia members and sections of
people supporting the party.

One major issue the party is concentrating on is to hit back at the
police and the Government. It killed Zilla Praja Parishad
vice-president Samida Ravishankar in May. And in the distant Nellore
district, they made an attempt on the life of former Chief Minister and
Visakhapatnam MP N. Janardhana Reddy and his Minister-wife
Rajyalakshmi. Both incidents are related to the naxalite party’s strong
opposition to bauxite mining in the Visakha agency area and setting up
of alumina refineries in Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram districts.

The CPI (Maoist) is determined to retain its hold over the Visakha
agency area as it had lost a strong ground in the Nallamala region.
Even as the State police was increasing its pressure on the agency area
and recently killed four naxalites in an encounter in G. Madugula
mandal, the Maoist party is making all efforts to strengthen its hold.
It is also reported that cadre from Orissa and Chattisgarh are being
brought to this area.

As part of its plans to strike at the police, the Andhra Orissa
Border State Zonal Committee’s military commission head Chalapathi,
considered as one of the top strategists of the party, organised a
meeting on the banks of Sileru river in Malkangiri district of Orissa.


About 30 persons of different cadre of the CPI (Maoist) from Andhra
and Orissa areas had reportedly attended the meeting held from
September 29 to October 1. Discussions were reportedly on strategy to
carry out ‘lightning strikes’ against the police.

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