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Maoist Rebels Kill at Least 76 Police Troops in India

Posted on Apr 6, 2010
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Hundreds of Maoist rebels descended upon a camp of paramilitary forces in the forests of India’s Chhattisgarh state in a surprise attack Tuesday morning that left at least 76 troops dead—the bloodiest clash between rebels and government forces in four decades, according to The Wall Street Journal.



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By rico, suave, April 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm Link to this comment

India is making life better, by any subjective or objective measure, for tens of millions of people every year.

This is an outrage! This will not stand!

The Naxalites are absolutely correct in fighting this heinous trend.

Feudalism forever!

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By Josh Trost, April 7, 2010 at 3:29 pm Link to this comment
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I third the above comments; you can’t believe anything coming out of the Indian press about the Naxalite resistance.  I spent months in India and came to the same conclusion. 

Arundati Roy’s recent writing on the subject is accessible to western readers.  Work through it; google any terms you’re unfamiliar with.  Particularly important is the case of Modi and his assent up the political ladder.  He’s supported by nationalist Indian immigrants in the US, many of whom hail from the state of Gujarat.

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By Meg, April 7, 2010 at 1:38 pm Link to this comment
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Great story about what’s going on in India.

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By punkdudeus, April 6, 2010 at 9:55 pm Link to this comment
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Check out this article by Indian journalist Arundhati Roy, a fascinating story about the guerrillas.

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