April 05, 2020
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Forest Cover

Forest Cover
What could be better for the blossoming of Naxalism than a 600 sq km national park and angry, displaced tribals? A recent encounter in Karnataka’s Kudremukh, which left two women guerrillas dead, set the cops on a trail of discovery. Naxal literature recovered signalled a wide penetration of the People’s War, whose activities were earlier confined to districts bordering Andhra. S.M. Krishna’s government reacted with a Rs 60-crore package for the tribals. An IG-rank officer has been named for the region; arms too may be distributed to villagers.
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