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Maoists' grip loosening in Odisha; anti-Maoist posters surface again

Malkangiri: In a significant setback to the ultra outfits, after Koraput anti-Maoist posters condemning violence have surfaced in various parts of Malkangiri district.

The posters, signed by Adivasi Ekata Manch, a tribal outfit, have appeared in the Maoist belts of Kalimela and Bandaghati areas appealing to local residents to come forward for a mass movement against the naxals.

Through the posters, the outfit asked the extremists to explain the reason of protesting welfare activities like road construction, public buildings etc.

Charging the Maoists as agents of anti-development, the posters warned the left-wing ultras to stop their brutality.

'What is the problem of Maoists if road communication is developed in our locality? We want development, not destruction,' a poster read adding we condemn the naxal activities which are against the interest of Bandaghati tribals.

Some of these posters show Maoists killing villagers, torching vehicles engaged in road construction work, and damaging buildings in remote areas.

The anti-Maoist posters are a clear indication that people here are fed up with anti-development activities and it is the sign of resentment.

People have realised that the Maoists do no good to the society. They simply make false promises of development, extort money and kill innocent people.

The anti-Maoist poster drive suggests people have understood that Maoists have been trying to create an atmosphere of terror by unleashing violence and killing innocent locals.

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