Maoist Supporters Hoist Black Flags to Unsung India’s Independence Day as Black Day

Maoists released an audio tape calling on people to celebrate August 15 as a ‘black’ day

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New Delhi, August 14, 2017: CPI’s Bolangir-Bargarh-Mahasamund divisional committee today released an audio tape ahead of the 71st Independence Day celebration across the country on Tuesday calling on people to celebrate August 15 as a ‘black’ day, mentioned Odhisatv.

“The Independence Day is being celebrated only for namesake,” the Maoist leader said.

What urged people to hoist black flags on August 15 in place of the tricolor?

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A spokesperson for the Maoist division claimed an increase in illicit activities, cases of torture on villagers and exploitation in the State, Budhuram Paharia. In the audio tape, the Maoist division mentioned about a rise in farmer suicides in the region.


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