Communist Terrorism

It is imossible to cover all the communist violence that happens everyday in India. The following are only a few incidents among countless Naxalite and other communist terrorist acts:

DC, Patna, June 24, 2005: Security forces fought rebels in a fierce, all-night gunbattle that ended on Friday near India’s border with Nepal, leaving 21 dead in the first coordinated attack involving both Indian and Nepalese communist militants, the police said.

The Hindu, GUWAHATI, APRIL 14, 2004. Suspected ULFA militants exploded a hand grenade, killing one person and injuring seven, including three policemen, in the high-security Dispur area this evening. The militants threw a hand grenade underneath a busy flyover when people were out shopping, police said. 

The Hindu, RANCHI, APRIL 8, 2004. The banned Maoist Communist Centre (India) killed 26 policemen, including 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, in a series of landmine blasts in the Gua forest in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand when the security forces were carrying out combing operations last night.  Associated Press, PATNA, India, April 8, 2004 -- Suspected communist guerrillas triggered a land mine that killed at least 26 policemen in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, police said Thursday.

The Hindu, PATNA, MARCH 26, 2004. Naxalites today blew up the railway track near the Nadaul Station on the Patna-Gaya section.

Deccan Chronicle, Srisailam, June 12, 2003: Naxalites of the outlawed People’s War Group destroyed three boats belonging to the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Corporation, by triggering a landmine blast at Patala Ganga of Srisailam in Kurnool district late on Wednesday night.

Deccan Chronicle, Addanki (Prakasam district), June 11, 2003: Suspected People’s War Group Naxals blasted Addanki police station in the wee hours of Wednesday and fled with 24 muscats and 2,000 bullets. About 30-35 armed Naxals, including 10 women, belonging to Chandra Vanka committee of Guntur district blasted the newly-built police station and took away weapons.

Deccan Chronicle, Jagtial/Pedakottapalli/Vizianagaram, June 10, 2003: The Naxalites of the outlawed People’s War Group went on a rampage in the State on Tuesday and killed three political leaders including one from the ruling Telugu Desam, another from the Bharatiya Janata Party and a former MPTC member in various places across the State.

Deccan Chronicle, Mirudoddi (Medak), May 17, 2003: Naxalites belonging to the Praja Prathighatana group on Thursday night set fire to a tractor on the outskirts of Mirudoddi village in the mandal. 

Deccan Chronicle, Rajampet (Kadapa), May 6, 2003: The Naxalites of the outlawed People’s War Group of Kadapa-Chittoor division triggered a blast at Pullampet railway station in Kadapa district, late on Monday night. The railway authorities have put the loss of property at Rs 18 lakh.

Deccan Chronicle, Devarakonda (Nalgonda), Feb. 10, 2003: Mekala Mallaiah, president of Kambalapalli village Telugu Desam unit in Chandampet mandal, was killed by Naxalites of the Sagar area committee of the outlawed People’s War Group  on Sunday night. He was severely beaten to death on suspicion that he was acting as police informer. The murder of Mallaiah is in retaliation to an encounter at Mangal Thanda under Kambalapalli gram panchayat in which two women Naxalites were killed.  The Naxalite believe that the encounter took place due to the information passed by Mekala Mallaiah.

Deccan Chronicle, Mandamarri, Feb. 3: Naxalites belonging to the People’s War Group set on fire four lorries at the coal yard located on the premises of the Railway station here on Sunday night.

UNI ,  RAIPUR FEB. 3. Four police officials, including a company commander were killed, and a naxal was shot dead in a two-hour-long encounter between security personnel and the Peoples' War Group (PWG) extremists who made a futile attempt to hijack a passenger bus in Dantewara district in Chhattisgarh on Sunday. Sources said the naxals planned to hold the passengers hostage and demand the release of their associates imprisoned in Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

PTI, JAMSHEDPUR DEC. 20.  In a major attack by heavily-armed the Maoist Communist Centre group of Naxalite rebels on a convoy in the Saranda forest at Bitkilsoya in West Singhbum district of Jharkhand, 18 policemen were killed and 20 seriously injured on Thursday.

Deccan Chronicle, Guntur, Dec.20: Two constables of Palnadu area were abducted by People’s War Group Naxalites on late night of Thursday. Earlier, the PWG Naxalites had apprehended two constables of Dachepalli Police Station on Thursday night at Takkellapadu village under  Dachepalli police station limits of Gurazala police sub-division.

Press Trust of India, Kathmandu, September 10: In yet another massive strike Maoist rebels attacked security posts in district headquarters of Sandhikhark, killing 85 security personnel and injuring 22 even as 2000 rebels virtually seized the area and set ablaze various Government offices. Out of 200 army and police stationed in the district headquarters in Sandhikhark, 300 km west of the capital, 85 security personnel were killed during the gunbattle overnight that lasted for several hours, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Bala Bahadur said.

DC, Visakhapatnam, Aug. 23: PWG Naxalites blasted two police stations and a sub-treasury office and abducted four constables at about midnight on Friday in the Vizag plains which are peaceful. Police sources said that in Ankapalle, 30 km from here, armed Naxals blocked traffic along the highway where the city police station is located and abducted the four constables present there.  They set free a few undertrials in the police station, burnt records, destroyed a couple of vehicles and blasted the place. A few STD booth owners who objected were beaten up.  In Chodavaram, at about the same time, 30 Naxalites surrounded the sub-treasury office and the adjoining police station, asked the guards to vacate and took their weapons. They burnt files and blasted the buildings. Five rifles and some cash were looted.

AFP, MAY 21, 2002, KATHMANDU: (Communist) Maoist rebels have killed a former policeman and two civilians, police said today.

AFP, MAY 20, 2002, KATHMANDU: All nine communist factions of Nepal on Monday strongly denounced the recent spate of violence and arson by
Communist (Maoist) rebels, a party source said.

AFP, MAY 19, 2002, KATHMANDU: Nepal's Communist Maoists bombed a destitute children's home at Kalagaun in Birendra Nagar, far west of the capital, home ministry official said today.

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, MAY 19, 2002, GUNTUR: Communist Naxalites belonging to the Peoples’ War (PW) killed a Congress activist in Kothapullareddipuram in Veldurthy mandal of Guntur district early on Saturday.  About 15 communist naxalites entered the village and gunned down the Congress worker P Venkatanarayana.

Deccan Chronicle, Kathmandu, May 13: Hundreds of Maoist rebels torched Nepal’s only Sanskrit-language university (Hindu), destroying thousands of historic books, police said on Monday. More than 200 rebels, most of them women, surrounded Mahendra Sanskrit University in the southwest of the kingdom on Saturday night, entering with keys snatched from security guards.  The Maoists blocked the road to prevent security forces from intervening, poured kerosene over the university’s offices and set them ablaze, police said.  “The fire completely destroyed about 50,000 priceless ancient Sanskrit texts,” said a police official, quoting university officials.

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, MAY 11, VISAKHAPATNAM/HYDERABAD: The People’s War’s self-declared unilateral, month-long cease-fire misfired on Friday,  with the naxalites exchanging fire with the police in Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts.

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, MAY 10, HYDERABAD: The gruesome killing of a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) functionary, R Kishan Reddy, in Peesara village of Dharmasagar mandal in Warangal district on Sunday night is yet another fact, indicating that the out-lawed naxalite groups are aiming their guns mostly at ruling party workers. According to police figures, the TDP has lost 97 members to naxalite violence since N T Rama Rao swept back to power in December 1994. During its time in the opposition from 1989 to 1994, the party had lost only seven members. The Congress which was in power during this time saw 31 of its supporters killed by naxalites. Since 1995, the party has lost a total of 44 activists.  Similarly, 28 BJP members were killed by the naxalites since 1990, while the CPI and the CPM lost 15 workers each. Thirty-seven political activists representing various other parties were killed during this period. (See below, May 7)

The Hindu, Kathmandu May 9. Nepal's Maoist rebels will observe a one-month unilateral ceasefire with the government starting next Wednesday, according to a statement faxed to local media here.

The Hindu, Kathmandu May 8. Over 100 Nepalese security personnel (Hindus) and 20 communist rebels were killed in a Maoist communist attack on an army post last night in Gam village of Rolpa district, police said here today. Out of 200 army and police personnel deployed in the area, 120 were missing, they said. (TIMES NEWS NETWORK, WASHINGTON: While the middle-east, as usual, occupied center-stage, the Bush White House fleetingly turned its attention to India’s neighbour Nepal, where a Maoist insurgency that daily kills ten times as many victims as in the middle-east goes largely unnoticed by the outside world.     China, Nepal’s neighbour to the north, has long shadowboxed India, which has historical stakes in the world’s only Hindu kingdom. And more recently, Pakistan has troubled India by ramping up its own operations in Nepal. Now enters the United States. In recent months, Washington has  taken increasing interest in Nepal’s troubles arising from the Maoist insurgency.  US officials say Washington’s interest in Nepal stems only from its concern that the kingdom should not become another hotbed of insurgency and terrorism in the world – and has nothing to do with the US getting a toehold their to snoop against or interpose itself between China or India. State Department officials say Nepal already gets some $33 million a year in US aid and this could go up substantially in the coming year. The administration has requested another $20 million in the supplemental appropriations bill to help the country. Deuba is expected to meet Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday to discuss aid issues.)

The Hindu, Patna May 8: In a second strike within 48 hours on Dalits (Christians?) in Bihar, six more were gunned down by the proscribed communists,People's War Group, in Patna district late last night, police said. PWG cadres of the Jaynandan Yadav faction, armed with sophisticated weapons, fired at Bhadaura village killing the six, including two women and two children.

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, MAY 07, 2002, HYDERABAD: The outlawed Naxalite group, People’s War Group, (PWG) has declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire, beginning May 10.

The Hindu, Koderma May 7. At least 14 policemen (Hindus??) were killed and 10 wounded when outlawed Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) and People's War Group (PWG) naxalites blew up their patrol van in Koderma district, besides triggering a series of blasts on railway tracks in several parts of Jharkhand on the second day of their three-day economic blockade.

Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, April 19: Naxalites killed two Telugu Desam leaders:  Atluri Mastan Reddy, district cooperative bank director in Guntur and  Beereddy Rayapa Reddy, prominent mandal leader in Karminagar on Friday.

KATHMANDU, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2002: Authorities fear more than 300 people died in two of the bloodiest attacks of the six-year rebellion on Thursday, including dozens of policemen (Hindus??) forced to strip before being executed. Some were reportedly beheaded.

KATHMANDU, FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2002: Over 100 people have been killed, including some 84 policemen, in two attacks on Friday on police posts by Maoist rebels in southwestern Nepal, security sources said.  The policemen were killed when thousands of Maoists raided their posts at Satbaria and Lamahi areas in Dang district late on Thursday night in fighting that continued into the early morning.  Close to 3,000 people have died since the Maoists began their "people's war" to topple the constitutional monarchy in 1996.