In the following we want to give a short brief of the most important current events in the People's War in India.

On May 14, after days of protests, against a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp near Silgar village in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, several people were shot dead by security forces of the old Indian state.

Just five kilometers from Silgar village, an area where the new power is being built, the Indian reaction has set up a new CRPF camp. This is said to be, among other things, a response to the successful action of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) on April 3 on troops of the old state, in which more than 20 members of the reactionary security forces were killed in a single encounter that lasted several hours.

Just two days after the camp was put into operation, thousands of villagers protested against it. On May 17, during the largest demonstration to date, the reaction abruptly opened fire on the masses, killing nine of the protesters. At least six others were also arrested.

As an avoidable justification for this crime, police authorities are now telling lies of allegedly armed and organized Maoists who hid among the masses and first opened fire on the reactionary security forces. This is vehemently denied by witnesses. 1

Shortly after this murder, more than 1,500 villagers gathered in front of the camp to denounce the killings and demand the release of the arrested persons. 2



On May 18, a police head constable was killed by an improvised explosive device. The incident occurred in Chhattisgarhs Bijapur district when a unit of the police force was on an area domination operation. According to the police authoritys, the explosive device was manually detonated remotely by suspected members of the PLGA. 3


On May 20, a 20 minutes lasting encounter took place between suspected PLGA combatants and reactionary security forces near the villages of Neelavaram and Gangavaram in the Marripakalu region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. To date, there have been no further reports of this encounter. 4