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Maharashtra: Enduring Vulnerabilities A villager identified as Venkatesh Atram (31) was hacked to death by Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres at Rajaram village in the Aheri sub-division (administrative unit) area of Gadchiroli District on May 22, 2016. The Maoists went to the residence of Venkatesh Atram at the village and killed him on the suspicion of being a 'police informer'. A note left behind by the Maoists read, "Venkatesh Atram was working as an SPO [Special Police Officer] for over six years as a result of which our PLGA [People's Liberation Guerrilla Army] has given him death penalty." A Police statement, meanwhile, insisted, "He was not a police informer, he was just a common villager." 31-May-2016
Chronic Crises On May 17, 2016, 13 persons, including 11 cadres of the Federal Alliance, an alliance of 30 ethnic and Madhesi parties formed on July 31, 2015, and two Policemen, were injured when Police clashed with the demonstrators outside Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's residence at Baluwatar in the national capital, Kathmandu. On May 15 and May 16, the Alliance had picketed Singha Durbar (Lion's Palace, which houses the Prime Minister's and other Government offices) as part of its protest program to pressure the Government to meet their demands, which include provisions for proportional representation and rewriting of the newly promulgated Constitution of September 20, 2015. 23-May-2016
Karachi: Murky Operations On April 20, 2016, seven Policemen guarding polio workers were shot dead in two separate target killing incidents in Orangi Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Ehsanullah Ehsan, the 'spokesman' of the Jama'at-ul-Ahrar (JuA, Group of the Free), a breakaway faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), while claiming responsibility for the attack in an email statement sent to Agence France-Presse(AFP) asserted, "We have carried out both attacks on the polio teams in Karachi, this was a part of ongoing attacks on Police and law enforcement agencies." 09-May-2016
Extremist Spike On April 30, 2016, a Hindu tailor, identified as Nikhil Joardar (50), was hacked to death at his tailoring shop in the Dubail area under Gopalpur upazila (sub-District) of Tangail District. Hours after the incident, Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the killing saying he 'blasphemed' against Prophet Muhammad. 02-May-2016
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