December 31:
At the turn of the year, the border police of the old Indian state announced the transfer of three battalions, i.e. more than 3,000 police officers, from the state of Odisha to the state of Chhattisgarh in order to achieve its self-imposed goal of ending the people's war in India. At the same time, an equal number of police from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police are to be transferred to the Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh to take action against the forest and village area of Abujhmad, described as a Maoist stronghold. These troop deployments are part of a plan unveiled by the interior minister of the old Indian state as a "plan against left-wing extremism" in December to defeat the people's war in India.

These troop deployments as part of the encirclement and annihilation campaign around the Abujhmad area are directly aimed at the new red power being established by the Communist Party of India (Maoist). But the troop deployments are not evidence of the strength of the old Indian state or any great successes in the fight against the invincible people's war in India, but rather an expression that the old Indian state has come under so much pressure that it sees it as necessary to make large troop deployments in order to turn the war in its favor.

January 05:
In the Indian state of Odisha, three members of the self-proclaimed "anti-Maoist elite unit" of the Special Operation Group were injured in an explosion. The three policemen were with their unit patrolling a forest in a border region of Odisha when the explosive device was detonated.

January 07:
In Mohla Mapnur Ambagarh Chowki district of Chhattisgarh state, a 25-year-old primary school teacher was arrested by police on suspicion of being a Maoist sympathizer or member. The accused teacher works as a guest teacher on a contract basis at the government elementary school in the village of Karekatta. According to police statements, the man had already attracted attention last September in the course of police investigations, which allegedly revealed that he had been involved in Maoist propaganda activities such as putting up posters and banners. Since then he had been under police surveillance and now, according to the police, the time had come when all the evidence and investigations could support an indictment. The man was subsequently questioned by the police and finally taken to a district prison under an anti-terrorism paragraph. In the meantime, Karekatta villagers, together with the schoolchildren of the elementary school where the man teaches, organized a protest for the man's release in front of the local police headquarters. The demonstrators also blocked two roads with tractors. In an interview, the demonstrators announced that they would continue to protest until the teacher was released. They also denounced the way the police arrested and investigated the man in the school without proper investigation.

January 09:
In Gumla in the state of Jharkhand, guerrillas under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) allegedly set fire to seven vehicles, including tippers and trucks. The burnt vehicles belonged to the operational fleet of a nearby bauxite mine which is part of a local investment project. Police subsequently carried out a search operation but were unable to identify the perpetrators of the attack.

January 10:
In the state of Jharkhand, a police informer was killed by members of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army in West Singhbhum district. The victim was found dead near Ichapidi village, where pamphlets claiming responsibility for the incident were also found.

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