Maoists hoist black flag in Jharkhands Palamu to protest against government policies

January 26th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Ranchi, Jan.26 (ANI): As the nation marked the 60th Republic Day on Monday in different parts of the country, maoists in Jharkhands Palamu district hoisted black flags atop several building and institutions to protest against the governments policies on this occasion.
Black flags were seen flying over several government offices across the district.
Earlier, maoists had also given a public call for a boycott of the Republic day celebrations.
“We are protesting against the government which has done little to address the plight of the poor. The poor are still being exploited and living in penury, we do not consider it as independence,” said Pramod, one of the maoists.
Palamu is considered to be the den of naxal activities with several maoist training camps operational in the dense forests here. (ANI)

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