22 jawans were martyred and 31 injured in an ambush by Naxal/Maoist terrorists in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Security forces were carrying out an operation along the Sukma-Bijapur border after receiving intelligence inputs, when they were ambushed by terrorists near Jonnaguda village around noon, leading to a fierce encounter that lasted for 3-5 hours at Tekulgudam under the limits of Tarrem police station.
Security forces estimate that over 15 terrorists were also killed in the encounter, including a woman Moaist. The Maoists also suffered huge losses and were seen taking the bodies of their dead using two tractors. They decamped with the weapons, bullet-proof jackets, and even the shoes of dead soldiers, officials said.
As per India Today sources, Naxals used light-weight machine guns (LMGs) and even rocket launchers during the encounter.
“Among the jawans killed in action, several were from the CoBRA (Commando Battalions for Resolute Action) unit while the others were part of the Bastariya Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the District Reserve Guard (DRG).
The ambush was similar to the one carried out by Naxals in Tadmetla in 2010 and Minapa in 2020.
On Saturday, the Maoist PLGA Battalion was led by its commander Hidma. With a total strength of nearly 250, this group of Naxals was aided by insurgents associated with the Maoist platoons of Pamed, Konta, Jagargunda and Basaguda area committees.
A group of 60-80 armed Maoists led by Chandranna was also spotted in Bijapur shortly before the attack. Security forces were on alert after Naxal commander Hidma was spotted in Bijapur in March of this year. Hidma carries a reward of Rs 25 lakh on his head.
In fact, Hidma is also suspected to be behind the March 2017 attack in Sukma where 25 CRPF jawans were killed in action during an encounter with Maoists.”
This attack again highlights how Maoist Communist terror poses the most serious threat to national security, in partnership with the Islamist threat and Church-inspired terrorist movements in the North East. That Maoists often operate hand in glove with Church missionaries is an open secret, and the gruesome murder of Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati in Odisha in 2008 was an example of how these Breaking India forces collaborate.
But so strong is the over-ground propaganda network of the Maoists that their terrorist cadre gets tacit backing of left-liberal intelligentsia and outlets like The Wire, Scroll etc. The over-ground Maoist workers and sympathisers like Gautam Navalakha, ‘Father’ Stan Swamy, Prof. Anand Teltumbde, Prof. Hany Babu, Sudha Bharadwaj, Dr. Binayak Sen, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Pereira, Rona Wilson etc. are projected as victims of a ‘fascist’ state by mainstream media when they are arrested. Courts of our ‘secular’ anti-majority state treat them with kid gloves, unlike the harsh treatment meted out to those accused of so-called ‘saffron terror’.
The weaponry at the disposal of these terrorists clearly shows their links with China and Pakistan. The FCRA-funded NGO cabal and Western missionary groups, who have appropriated social justice for religious conversion, have also made common cause with the communist agenda. But beneath all the chatter about tribal rights and social justice lies the stark reality that the ultimate goal of the Maoist/Naxal terrorist movements is to overthrow the Bharatiya state and establish a Communist dictatorship where any dissenters can be labelled ‘informers’ and ‘enemy of the proletariat’ and shot dead in summary kangaroo courts.
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