Maoists' 'Martyrs Week' begins in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, Jul 28: 'Martyrs Week' called by the Indian rebel group Maoists began in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, Jul 28.

The 'Martyrs Week' created fears of attacks in the Dantewada, Bijapur, Bastar, Narayanpur and Kanker districts in Bastar region, where Maoists' presence is higher.

Maoists called the Martyrs Week in memory of rebel leader Charu Majumdar, founder of India"s Maoist movement, who died in police custody on Jul 28, 1972.

The week also marks other Maoists who have died in the operations of the security forces.

"Security has always been in top gear in the entire 40,000 sq km in the Bastar region, but it has been further scaled up in view of the martyrs' week as the rebels will try their best to damage government property and terrorize civilians," said TJ Longkumer, inspector general of police of the Bastar region.

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