With the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) planning to create disturbances to mark its decade of formation this September, police is bracing up to counter any such move and make people aware about the "futility" of the rebel movements.
The UN has expressed concern over the killing and maiming of children who continue to be recruited and used as human shields by Maoists in India and over the threat of sexual violence against girls within Naxalite ranks.
Maharashtra has received Rs 50 crore out of the total Rs 120 crore additional central assistance extended to four Naxal infested districts of Gadchiroli, Gondia, Chandrapur and Bhandara for year 2013-2014 and 2014-15.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday warned that Centre will take the Naxals head on hours after the home-grown rebels carried out a major attack in Chhattisgarh`s Sukma district, killing at least 15 security personnel and one civilian.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday termed the violent Naxal movement as a "serious threat" to the country`s peace and security and called upon security forces to effectively counter this challenge.
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said that that the Government has adopted multi pronged strategy in partnership with the states affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE) through different interventions in the areas related to security, development, rights and entitlement and improvement in governance.