12 Naxals con­tinue to hit

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

In 2006, DownToEarth trav­elled to Dan­te­wada, epi­cen­tre of the banned Salwa Judum, and un­earthed the state's ul­te­rior ob­jec­tives: it was us­ing the cam­paign to pit trib­als against each other and thereby dis­place them and make land ac­qui­si­tion eas­ier for in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion ("Red alert", Oc­to­ber 31, 2006). Two years later, the then Plan­ning Com­mis­sion in­dicted Salwa Judum and said land alien­ation and poverty among sched­uled tribes have con­trib­uted to the growth of Nax­al­ism.

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