2-day Maoist bandh from tomorrow to protest ‘Greenhunt’

Nuapada: Maoists have called for a two-day bandh in Nuapada, Malkangiri and Kalahandi districts from tomorrow opposing ‘Operation Greenhunt’, the proposed joint operation by security forces against the Red Rebels in the south-western part Odisha.

Sources said the outlawed group has also called to observe bandh in neighboring Chhattishgarh.

The bandh has been called by the Menpur Nuapada Divisional Committee demanding return of jungle land to tribal people and an exploitation-free society.

The divisional committee chief complained that innocent tribal people are getting exploited in the name of ‘Operation Greenhunt’.