Bhubaneswar:22/9/17; Security has been stepped up in Maoists-affected districts of Odisha even as the CPI (Maoist) has kicked off a week-long campaign to mark its foundation day.
There are reports of left wing rebels organizing meetings in forest areas in Maoist-hit districts. Local people under compulsion are attending the meetings. The red rebels are calling upon the people through posters to support them and denouncing the government. Police are on the alert and are keeping close watch on their operation. No untoward incident has occurred in any part of the state since the observation of September 21 CPI (Maoist) foundation day, said senior police officials.
The Maoists’ posters written either in Telugu or in Odia have urged the people to strengthen their hands in their fight against government-sponsored injustice and oppression of poor people.
The left wing extremists’ weeklong observance of foundation day celebrations is going on at various places. The celebration includes cultural programmes and meetings at the remote hideouts and effort to spread the message of ‘peoples’ democracy’.
CPI (Maoist) was formed after merger of communist party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Peoples war operative in Southern India and Maoist communist centre (MCC) active in central India in September 2004. The outfit named CPI (Maoist) has been banned under Unlawful activities prevention act (UAPA) since June 22, 2009.