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Chhattisgarh State PCS

  • 18 Jun 2024
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Naxal’s Encounter in Chhattisgarh

Why in News?

Recently, six naxalites were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district.

  • The operation targeted Naxalites in forests near Kutul-Farasbeda and Kodtameta villages.

Key Points

  • Those naxalites belonged to the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA).
    • PLGA serves as the armed wing of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), a banned political organisation in India.
    • The group seeks to overthrow the government through a prolonged people's war.
  • This marks the second major success of the “Maad Bachao Abhiyan” (anti-Naxalite operation) by Narayanpur police within a week.
  • The operation has contributed to reducing violence and fear in the Abhujmaad region, which had been affected by Naxal violence for 40 years.
  • The operation involved personnel from the state police’s District Reserve Guard, Special Task Force (STF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police, and Border Security Force.
  • Women commandos also played a crucial role in the operation.

Red Corridor

  • The Red Corridor is the region in the central, eastern and southern parts of India that experience severe Naxalism–Maoist insurgency.
  • The States of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala are considered Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected.

Border Security Force (BSF)

  • The BSF is meant to secure India’s borders with its neighbouring nations and is empowered to arrest, search and seize under a number of laws, such as the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) of 1973, the Passports Act 1967, the Passport (Entry into India) Act 1920, and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), 1985 etc.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

  • The ITBP is a specialised mountain force of India, which was established in 1962, soon after the India-China war which was initially meant for deployment along the India-China border.
  • ITBP was initially raised under the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Act, 1949. However, in 1992, parliament enacted the ITBP Act and the rules were framed in 1994.

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Mob Lynching

Why in News?

Recently, two cattle transporters were found dead, and a third was severely injured after being allegedly attacked by a mob in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

  • The victims were transporting cattle from Mahasamund to Raipur.

Key Points

  • Mob lynching is a term used to describe the acts of targeted violence by a large group of people.
  • The violence is tantamount to offenses against human body or property or both public as well as private.
  • The mob believes that they are punishing the victim for doing something wrong (not necessarily illegal) and they take the law in their own hands to punish the purported accused without following any rules of law.
  • Related Issues:
    • Mob lynching is a violation of human dignity, Article 21 of the Constitution, and a gross infringement of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    • Such incidents violate the Right to Equality and Prohibition of discrimination, which are enshrined in Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India.

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