Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, May 9:
About 5,000 tribals alleging atrocities by the police on the common man participated in a people’s conclave organized by the outlawed CPI (Maoist) held at an undisclosed location in the cut-off area of Odisha’s Malkangiri district.
Local sources said tribals alleging atrocities by the police on innocent citizens demanded the immediate removal of police camps set up at various locations in the area.
Maoists at the gathering warned of strong retaliation if atrocities by the police on innocent tribals did not stop, the sources added.
Speakers at the conclave demanded right to live for the people and alleged that the police and security personnel were murdering innocent people by branding them as Maoists.
The conclave organized by Benu, secretary of outlawed CPI (Maoist) was attended by about 5,000 villagers hailing from Panasput, Andrapalli, and Jodaamba villages, local sources said.