In the following we want to give a short brief on some recent actions (suspected) carried out by the People´s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoists) [CPI(Maoists)] in ongoing People´s War in India.




On August 22, suspected combatants of the PLGA blocked the Jhrigaon-Chandahandi road in Nabarangpur district and put on a banner opposing the construction of a dam on Tel River.

"Locals Sunday morning found the road being blocked with trees. They also found posters and banners put up by the Red Rebels wherein they have opposed the construction of the dam on Tel River".1




On August 20, a squad of the 45th battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were ambushed by a small unit of alleged forces of the PLGA in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur 600 metres away from an ITBP-Camp. In the following encounter an Assistant Commandant and an Assistant Sub Inspector were killed. Before retreating without any losses the PLGA-Forces seized AK-47 rifle, two bullet-proof jackets and one wireless set of the security personnel. 2




On August 16, posters and banners allegedly signed by the CPI(Maoist) were put on Mananthavady, a municipality in the Wayanad district of Kerala. "The banners and posters put up in the name of CPI (Maoist) read that the country had not got real freedom and urged people to fight for the same. The posters mention the ongoing strike by estate workers, the stabilisation of plantation workers at Kambamala, the provision of labour to their heirs and construction of habitable houses." 3


Round about a month ago a group of workers of Kambamala tea estate under the Kerala Forest Development Corporation (KFDC) in Wayanad district launched a strike after the estate authorities denied job for as many as 40 workers citing financial crisis. 4