Red Affairs by Bibhu Prasad Routray
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 ...
Maoists in the Northeast: Reality and Myth-Making
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 17 Feb, 2014 · 4315
On 9 June 2013, just before the clock struck midnight, a police contingent in Assam's Tinsukia district boarded the Chennai-Egmore Express, minutes before its three-day long journey, and pulled out 66 youths. A critical intelligence i ...
Surrender of Gudsa Usendi: Ominous beginning for the Naxals?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 19 Jan, 2014 · 4264
Beginning of 2014 could not have been any worse for the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). The outfit lost one of its trusted lieutenants. On 13 January, spokesperson of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee, GVK Prasad alias Gu ...