Red Affairs by Bibhu Prasad Routray
Bibhu Prasad Routray
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  • 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 ...
  • Naxalites and the Might of a Fragile Revolution
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    20 Oct, 2014   ·    4705
    On the morning of 18 October 2014, Shiv Kumar, a personnel belonging to the Chhattisgarh Armed Police was pulled out of a passenger bus in Sukma district by a group of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres and killed. Kumar ...
  • Six Thousand Plus Killed: The Naxal Ideology of Violence
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    15 Sep, 2014   ·    4657
    How does one analyse the killings of 6105 civilians and security forces in incidents related to left-wing extremism between 2005 and 2013?  Given that the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), since its formation i ...
  • Anti-Naxal Operations: Seeking Refuge in Symbolism
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    18 Aug, 2014   ·    4608
    The day Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag from the precincts of the historic Red Fort to mark India's 68th Independence Day, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) authorities in Chhattisgarh unfurled the tri-co ...
  • A 'New' Counter-Naxal Action Plan
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    21 Jul, 2014   ·    4572
    Days after the formation of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in New Delhi, contours of a new policy vis-a-vis Left Wing Extremism (LWE) remained a matter of speculation. Whether tough measures would replace the ad hoc one ...
  • Tackling Naxal Violence: An Agenda for the New Indian Government
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    16 Jun, 2014   ·    4514
    In a way the challenge of left-wing extremism the new National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in New Delhi faces bears close resemblance to the situation that confronted the United Progressive Alliance regime in its second tenure in ...
  • Naxalism: The Insufficiency of a Force-Centric Approach
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    19 May, 2014   ·    4445
    In the first week of May 2014, security forces launched a fresh anti-Naxal operation at the Saranda forests in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district. The operation was started following intelligence inputs that a squad of armed Maoists ...
  • Naxal Violence: Old Challenges for the New Government
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    21 Apr, 2014   ·    4395
    That the Communist Party of India-Maoist (Maoist) does not believe in democratic principles and electoral processes is too well known. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections provided the extremist outfit with yet another opportunity to reassert its ...
  • Combating Naxal Violence: Transient and Permanent Success
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    17 Mar, 2014   ·    4341
    Would the Maoists continue to carry out intermittent attacks targetting the state in the foreseeable future? Or would they eventually disintegrate and disappear owing to a leadership crisis because the state has been able to neutralise so ...
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