Maoists targets school children on Republic Day

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Ranchi, Jan 27: Despite government's repeated assurances of tackling the menace posed by the Maoists, it (government) failed again. This time on the Republic Day, Maoists blew up school buildings in Jharkhand.

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Maoists attacked two schools at Palamu and Latehar districts and damaged classrooms and the doors of a school using bombs and wrote anti-government slogans on the walls.

Police officials informed, "We got information that there was a bomb blast in a school. When we reached here, we saw that the iron gate was blasted and 'Maoists' was written on a poster."

In an another incident, school children could not hoist national flag in their school as they stated, "We had come all ready to hoist the national flag and as soon as we reached the school, we saw that there was a black flag hoisted and a poster was stuck on the school wall. So how do we hoist the national flag then?"

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