Red Affairs by Bibhu Prasad Routray
Maoists Vs Former Maoists: A Peep into Jharkhand's Counter-LWE Policy
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 20 Jul, 2016 · 5086
Given that a force-centric policy, in which the states are inclined to use vigilante groups and former Maoists against the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), is largely seen to have taken precedence over the other identified co ...
The Re-cleansing of Nallamala
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 20 Jun, 2016 · 5064
In the latest of the state's march against the left-wing extremists, the Andhra Pradesh police in June 2016 declared the Nallamala forests 'extremist free'. In a media statement, the state police claimed to have been able to d ...
Forecast 2016: Shrinking Space for Left-wing Extremism
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 17 Feb, 2016 · 4988
Left-wing extremism (LWE) in India has more or less ceased to be a national problem. Over the past two years, there has been a significant drop in the extremists' ability to orchestrate violence, and consequently, extremism-related de ...
Anti-Maoist Operations in Chhattisgarh: Successes and Claims of Successes
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 21 Dec, 2015 · 4949
Conforming to the speculations that New Delhi under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government would adopt a hardline approach against left-wing extremism, a two month-long operation is underway in worst affected Chhattisgarh to di ...
Countering Left Wing Extremism: Failures within Successes
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 21 May, 2015 · 4878
It is a curious cocktail of bravery, success, and also operational paralysis. Like most incidents reported from the theatres affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), the 16 May 2015 incident in Chhattisgarh also has a twist in the tale. In ...
Return of the Native: CPI-Maoist in Kerala
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 16 Mar, 2015 · 4850
On 7 December 2014, in the first ever incident of its type, personnel of Thunderbolt, the elite paramilitary commando unit of the Kerala Police exchanged fire with a six-member team of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) at t ...
The Rising Civilian Costs of the State-Vs-Extremists Conflict
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 23 Feb, 2015 · 4841
In 1956, the British authorities fighting the Communist insurgents in Malay granted a lump sum of M$12,000 to a former member of the Min Yuen, the supply organisation of the Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA). The information provide ...
IPCS Forecast: Left-wing Extremism in 2015
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 19 Jan, 2015 · 4813
This edition of the IPCS Column, 'Red Affairs', is the precis of a larger document titled 'Left-wing Extremism in 2015', published under the IPCS Forecast 2015 series.
Click here to read the full report .
At the onset ...
Maoist Attack on the CRPF: Time for New Counter-strategies
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 15 Dec, 2014 · 4777
The 1 December 2014 killing of 14 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) should invariably go down as one of the country's worst security ...
Naxal Violence: Challenges to Jharkhand Polls
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 17 Nov, 2014 · 4741
As electorates in Jharkhand start casting their ballot on 25 November, marking the beginning of the five-phase assembly elections spanning almost a month, the threat of left-wing extremism hangs heavy over the poll process. However, while ...