Maharashtra: Maoists Pushed Against the Wall

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Mrinal Kanta Das
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

A ‘central committee’ (CC) member of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), Sridhar Srinivasan alias Krishnan Srinivasan alias Vijay alias Vishnu, who was active in Mumbai, Pune and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra, died of a heart attack on August 18, 2015, a CPI-Maoist press statement released on September 21, 2015 disclosed.

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Manipur: Dams and Development

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Corporate interests and Manipur's struggle for justice

By Shobha Shukla *

In the Northeastern part of India lies the state of Manipur – characterized by its lush terrain, flowing rivers, and diverse flora and fauna – a fertile ground for large-scale corporate-backed ‘development projects’ that exacerbate human rights violations and unbridled exploitation of natural resources.

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Religious Upheaval Dented Akalis’ Credibility

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By Jaspal Singh Sidhu *

The ruling Akalis are now facing some sort of social and political opposition from the Sikhs in Punjab. The piled up anger of Sikhs against the power-drunk Akali leaders, particularly the Badal family, has poured out on the streets and roads of Punjab resulting in a several day long road blockades causing a total disruption of normal life . And the rulers are finding hard to check the eruption of mass hysteria which forced the Akali leaders to shut themselves indoors under official security umbrella. A hundred odd villages in Faridkot district have displayed hoardings warning the political against their entry there.

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While Punjab Boil Over, What's The Solution?

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By Daljit Ami *

One often thinks God is complex. The situation of Punjab is even more complicated for it does not even inspire belief.A month back the Akal Takht pardoned the Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh in response to his clarification letter. When faced with questions on the pardon to the Dera Sachha Sauda head, the Akal Takht has had to revoke its edict - Hukamnana. When news of the sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib came, the anguish of the people boiled over on the roads of Punjab. Two protestors fell to the police bullets in Kotakpura. The police continues to arrest people on preventive grounds or as accused.

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