India-Pakistan: July 29, 2004

Archives

India's Andhra Pradesh state has removed the twelve year old ban on the Maoist PWG (short for People's War Group, the long title is Communist party of India-Marxist Leninist-People's War) a week ago. PWG has started holding political rallies in the countryside, attracting crowds as large as 100,000. PWG was founded in 1980 as a militant Marxist group that would use force to establish a communist dictatorship. PWG currently has some 7,000 armed followers (about half of them in Andhra Pradesh) and attacks government officials and property owners in rural Andhra Pradesh. But the government feels that PWG, which has been negotiating with the government for some kind of deal to end three decades of leftist violence that has left over 5,000 dead. Andhra Pradesh, on the southeast coast of India, has a population of nearly 70 million. The PWG is one of about a dozen armed leftist rebel groups in the country. The most dangerous ones consider themselves "Maoist."

In Kashmir, two Islamic gunmen sneaked onto an island resort, in the middle of a lake, and attacked several hundred soldiers that now used the resort as a base. The two attackers, and five soldiers, were killed in several hours of fighting in the darkness. This is typical of the suicide attacks Islamic terrorists make in Kashmir.

 

Article Archive

India-Pakistan: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close