Maoists allege atrocities on women by forces

Maoists operating in Odisha’s Malkangiri district have alleged that women have become victims of atrocities committed by security forces during anti-Maoist operations in the interior’s of tribal-dominated areas.

The ultras have also called for a two-day bandh in the district for May 10 and 11 to protest against the alleged atrocities.

 The Odisha Police and para-military forces like the Border Security Force have been conducting anti-Maoist operations in Malkangiri district, considered one of the worst Maoist-hit districts in the country.

According to a report, Biplabi Mahila Sangathan, a newly floated women’s organisation reportedly backed by the Maoists, held a rally and public meeting at Bhejangaiwada on Monday to protest the repeated torture of women by the security personnel.

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