In eastern India, Maoists have
begun a rail and road blockade to protest government economic incentives. The
new government programs would encourage building new factories and mines, but
the Maoists are protesting this because some people would be forced to move.
June 25, 2007: India is equipping its border
troops, who watch the 4,100 Bangladesh border, with night-vision goggles and
sensors. Some parts of the border are getting electric fencing. In addition to
illegal migrants, Islamic terrorists are crossing the border as well, from
bases in Bangladesh.
June 24, 2007: In Kashmir, Islamic terrorists
refuse to negotiate with Islamic political groups in the Indian province (which
is claimed by Pakistan.) The Islamic groups are supported by the Pakistani
government, which tolerates their camps across the border in Pakistan, and does
not interfere with terrorist attempts to sneak into India. Pakistan refuses to
take responsibility for this, and that is causing problems with negotiations to
improve relations between India and Pakistan.
June 23, 2007: In Andhra Pradesh (eastern India),
police cornered and killed a senior Maoist leader. Communist Party politicians
in parliament demanded an investigation of the police. Several senior Maoists
have been killed or captured in Andhra Pradesh over the past year. In
northeast India, tribal separatists set off a bomb that killed four
June 22, 2007: The Pakistani government
ordered the army and police to make arrests in religious schools that promoted
Islamic terrorism, and to shut down the schools if necessary. This will cause
the religious students and faculty to escalate their demonstrations and actions
to enforce Islamic law. It's uncertain who will prevail here. The government
may stir up so much unrest that they will be forced to back off.
June 20, 2007: In northwest Pakistan, an
explosion in an Islamic militant camp was first blamed on some bomb-makers
screwing up. But the claims now are that it was an American missile (the Afghan
border is three kilometers away.) No evidence has been presented (missile
parts), but the media is running with the story.