Red Affairs by Bibhu Prasad Routray
COVID-19 and its ‘Low’ Impact on the LWE Movement
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 22 Jun, 2020 · 5697
the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks widespread socio-economic disruption across India,
what could be its impact on the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE-affected) theatres?
Would the pandemic affect the fighting potential of the extremists? Would it ...
Maoist Attack in Chhattisgarh: The Devil is in the Details
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 31 Mar, 2020 · 5671
In the evening of 22 March, 17 security personnel were
killed in an attack carried out by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)
in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. 14 more personnel were injured, two of them,
critically. In th ...
Debates within the Counter-LWE Policy
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 28 Oct, 2019 · 5627
On 14 October,
India’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, speaking at the inaugural
session of the National Conference of Chiefs of Anti-Terror Squads/Special Task
Force organised by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), seemed ...
It’s Still a Stalemate in the LWE Hotbed
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 18 Sep, 2019 · 5622
insurgencies tend to negotiate. Such decision may be a tactic to buy time,
defer defeat, protect their leaders and cadres, or simply to salvage whatever
little is possible in a war that these armed movements have no hope of winn ...
Researching the Unresearched: Left-Wing Extremism and the Future Rules of Governance
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 19 Aug, 2019 · 5612
In the last week of
July 2019, a brother and sister pair, in a representation of the two principal
adversaries in India’s left-wing extremism (LWE)-affected heartland, came
face-to-face. In Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, Vetti Rama, ...
Reviving Jagargunda in Chhattisgarh's Security and Governance Vacuum
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 11 Jul, 2019 · 5597
In June 2019, 13
years after it was demolished by Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)
cadres using IEDs, a school in Jagargunda in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district has reopened.
Apart from being a centre of learning for tribal ch ...
Is ‘Human Rights’ Making a Comeback to Chhattisgarh’s Counter-Naxal Doctrine?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 22 Mar, 2019 · 5569
Regime changes often are
harbingers of major policy shifts. The Congress party which ended the Bharatiya
Janata Party’s (BJP) 15-year rule in Chhattisgarh state in the elections to the
legislative assembly held in November 2018 has the ...
Governance Promises and its Antithesis: A Case Study of Junglemahal
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 25 Jun, 2018 · 5485
The catchphrase, ...
Counter-LWE Security Operations: Season of Success?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 15 May, 2018 · 5468
On the surface, the months
of April and May 2018 appear to have brought about a season of ‘success’ for
the security forces. Pursuing a hardline approach, the security forces, across
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Jharkhand h ...
Rumour of Triumph
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 01 May, 2017 · 5280
It took 25 corpses of security force personnel for the government to accept, albeit reluctantly, that its counter-Maoist strategy needs a review. It took this attack - the worst in seven years - for the government to fill up the top posit ...