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Bringing Out An Old Ghost

An attempt is on to revive the vigilantism of the Salwa Judum, which the SC curbed

Bringing Out An Old Ghost
Tribhuvan Tiwari
Bringing Out An Old Ghost
outlookindia.com
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What Was The Salwa Judum

  • Small, peaceful anti-Maoist protest began in April 2005
  • Mahendra Karma and associates made it larger
  • State supported and Centre funded the movement
  • Thousands were displaced
  • Judum was engaged in fighting rebels
  • Atrocities by SPOs, Koya commandos

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The View Of The Apex court

  • Disbanding of armed civilian vigilante group called SPOs
  • Central government to stop funding use of SPOs
  • Disarming of civilians
  • Chhattisgarh to provide security to former SPOs
  • Investigation into all illegalities and violations by Koya commandos
  • No further use of SPOs in any form or name

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