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Flag hoisted in Maoist-hit area first time in 70 years

Dantewada munaadi : Residents of Pahunhar village in a Maoist-affected area across the Indravati river hoisted the tricolour for the first time in 70 years on Republic Day instead of the black flags that used to be put up earlier.

The entire area across the Indravati river is the hotbed of Maoism. The people living in this part of Dantewada have been deprived of the fruits of government’s schemes and the village sarpanch Poseram lost his life when he took initiatives for development.

The people of Dantewada district have always been seen taking out rallies in protest against police camps, road and bridge construction under pressure from Maoist outfits. This year, the villagers took out a 2-3 km-long rally holding national flags in their hands. This was the first time a rally like this has been held in the Naxal belt.

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