29 July 2018
Malkangiri: Regardless of the State Government’s tight security in Naxal-affected Malkangiri and other areas during the 'Shahid Saptah', the rebels reportedly were successful in organising a camp on the Odisha-Andhra border on Saturday.
As per sources, the Maoist camp was held at the border of Ralegada panchayat in Malkangiri and Korukunda of Andhra Pradesh with over 600 Maoist sympathisers and leader of nearby panchayats attending it.
During the camp which is said to be organised by the Odisha-Andhra Border Zonal Committee of the Maoists, the leaders opposed the Gurupriya Bridge that was recently inaugurated by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. They allege that it will act against the interests of the tribals in the cut-off region in Malkangiri.
Apart from this, the Maoists in Kandhamal, Koraput, and Bargarh districts have urged people to extend support to the 'Shahid Saptah' being observed in Odisha through several posters.
Meanwhile, the government bus services to Malkangiri and Rayagada districts have remained suspended as a precautionary measure on the second day of the Maoists Martyrs’ week on Sunday.