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Stop Operation Greenhunt, Maoist leader tells Odisha govt

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Reported by Ranjan Rath
Malkangiri, Jan 7:

Condemning the atrocities on the innocent tribals arrested by the BSF after being branded as Maoists, a top Maoist leader has asked the Odisha government to stop Operation Greenhunt with immediate effect.

maoistIn a release to the media on Wednesday, secretary of Malkangiri Divisional Committee Poonam Chand, while protesting against forcible induction of the innocent tribals in the state police force, called on the tribal youths to join the Maoist outfit instead of serving as special police officers (SPOs) under the state government.

The Maoist leader also said that while the state police have been compelling the tribals to provide information about Maoist activity in their area, the Maoists, on the other hand, have been forcing them to give details about the police.

“Because of their failure to comply with their order, the tribals are being killed,” the Maoist leader pointed out.