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Naxalites killing India
By:Marco Petroni
Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2009, 12:34 am

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In the first six months of 2009, 455 civilians and police officers have been killed in clashes or attacks with Maoists, also known as Naxalites, in several states of eastern and southern India said Ajay Maken, the undersecretary of the interior, to parliament. Maken noted that in the same period 107 Maoists were killed and 861 arrested, which is only slightly fewer than all of those killed in all of 2008. Maken suggested that the Maoist insurgency has intensified especially in the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, Maharashtra and West Bengal. The Naxalite revolt (borrowing the name from the town of Naxalbari, in the state of Bihar, which witnessed a rural revolt in 1967) has been going on for 40 years in at least 14 Indian states. The Institute for Conflict Management in New Delhi, which collects related data since 2002, said that in 638 people were killed in 2008, while the annual casualty toll average of the past seven years in 600. [AB]

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