Covid-19 outbreak: Maoists in Odisha announce ceasefire

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Covid-19 outbreak: Maoists in Odisha announce ceasefire

Apr 06, 2020 23:37 IST

Maoists operating in parts of Odisha have announced a unilateral ceasefire in solidarity with the fight against the deadly coronavirus. A report said that in Malkangiri and Koraput districts of the state the Maoists have claimed they would shun violence till security forces attack them. News agency PTI reported that Maoists have urged state govt to send medical teams to assist people living in forests & other remote areas. According to a report in the Hindu the message was passed on to newspersons in the Malkangiri district a spokesperson of Visakhapatnam divisional committee of the outlawed Communist Party of India Maoist on Sunday.

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