Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has asked
members of the Self Help Groups (SHGs), village committees
and forest management committees in Gadchiroli District
to step down, as reported on August 3 in IBN Live.
The Maoists have given them a deadline of August 15
to step down, warning them of severe consequences if
they did not follow the diktat, sources said. The Maoists
also called some of the members in the forest somewhere
in Aheri taluka (administrative unit) and pronounced
their diktat, sources said.
Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohammed Suvez
Haque has called upon the people to come forward and
take the initiative to eliminate the Naxalite [Left
Wing Extremism (LWE)] problem from Gadchiroli District,
reports Zee News. Haque was addressing an anti-Naxalite
peace rally at Armori tehsil (revenue unit) on
August 2 he said that Gadchiroli District has been
plagued by Naxalism. "Several innocent people are
being killed by them unnecessarily and the development
of the district has also been stalled. To end this problem,
citizens should come forward," he said.