Gadchiroli: Naxals have called a bandh in Gadchiroli and Gondia districts of Maharashtra on July 15 to protest the killing of fellow women in recent encounters.
The bandh is against the encounters of Medhri in Etapalli taluka, Govindgaon in Aheri taluka, Bhatpar in Bhamragad taluqua and Sindesur in Dhanora taluka of the districts.
The western regional committee of Dandakaranya has distributed pamphlets in this regard in remote parts of the district appealing to the people to support the bandh.
Though police have not identified all the Naxal women killed in the Medhri encounter, they have mentioned the casualties in the pamphlet as Swarupa Dhurva, DVC Commander, Sangita Madavi, Anita Kowasi, Seema, Premila and Reshma alias Savitri.
"Make the bandh against killing of six women Naxals in Medhri village by para military forces a success," the pamphlet said.
It has appealed the people to oppose the anti-Naxal operation and deployment of para military forces.