The CPI (Maoist) held an armed march in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, media reported. The march opposed and denounced the atrocities by the reactionary armed forces especially against tribals. As well it was directed against the four new camps of the reactionary armed forces in the Konta area of of Sukma, in which more than 20 camps have been set up in the last year.
On March 18, as per the reports, top leaders of the party were part of the march, which culminated near Etraj hilla of Sukma adjoining the Odisha border. A large number of locals were also part of the protest. Slogans against the State were raised, pictures of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chattisgarh officials Bhupesh Baghel and Kawasi Lakhma were attacked and later on set ablaze. The people made music and danced.
Those mentioned atrocities are usually denied or covered. However the incident in the Patghar village, Bheden area of Nuapada district in Odisha is even issued in the parliament of Odisha. Probably as retaliation for three CRPF officers killed in Nuapada district in June 2022, villagers were killed, kidnapped and tortured by the authorities.
Additionally, the old regime, faces serious problems as more than 50,000 personnel of their paramilitaries quit in the last five years, reports say. The conditions are bad, as well the morale. A parliamentary committee issued the need of urgent measures. The Border Security Force (BSF) lost 23,553, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 13,640 and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) 5,876 of its personnel. CRPF officials said that most suicides in the force are reported from Chhattisgarh.
In the very same Chhattisgarh as many as 14 vehicles engaged in road construction work in the Abujhmad of the Kanker-Narayanpur interstate border of Chhattisgarh were set ablaze on March 19. At the construction site in Gundul village in Koylibeda of Kanker allegedly Maoists destroyed at least eight tractors, two bulldozers, two JCB and other machines engaged in the road construction work. We lately reported on the development in the Abumahd region.