Maoist hoist black flags in some parts of Jharkhand

January 26th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Jan 26 (IANS) On the 60th Republic Day, Maoist rebels hoisted black flags in some parts of Jharkhand, police sources said Monday. According to police sources, black flags were hoisted by Maoist rebels in Palamau, Chatra, Chaibasa and in some other parts of the state.

“We have received reports that Maoist rebels at gun-point hoisted black flags in some schools and government buildings. The black flags were removed by the police after it was reported by the concerned authorities,” a police source said.

The source said: “Maoists unfurl black flags to express their dissent with the policies of the government.”

Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state. More than 1,450 people have been killed in Maoist related violence in Jharkhand in the last eight years.

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