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'We are ready to face police forces,' say Maoists.

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Dumariya forest region (Bihar), Oct.14 (ANI): A Maoist leader has said that the rebel group is ready to face the police forces in Bihar and in other parts of the country.

"The forces which are being brought in to suppress villagers like Cobra (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) battalion and other specialised forces we are ready to face them...we have formed PLGA PLGA Poly-Lactic-Co-Glycolic Acid
PLGA Plastic Land Grid Array
PLGA Physically Limited Golfers Association
 (Peoples Liberation Guerrilla Army) and we have deployed it to face security forces," Amarjit, a Maoist leader told reporters on the sidelines On the sidelines

An investor who decides not to invest due to market uncertainty.

on the sidelines

Of or relating to investors who, having assessed the market, have decided to avoid committing their funds.
 of a meeting.

Earlier on Tuesday, the rebels held a meeting in the dense forest region.

They burnt effigies ef·fi·gy  
n. pl. ef·fi·gies
1. A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.

2. A likeness or image, especially of a person.
 of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi (Hindi: सोनिया गांधी, IPA: [soːnɪjaː gaːndʰiː]), born Sonia Antonia Maino  and Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram.

Bihar is one of the six Indian states badly affected by Maoist rebellion. The banned Communist Party of India
''Note: This article title may be easily confused with Communist Party of India (Marxist).
The Communist Party of India (CPI) is a political party in India.
 (Maoist) had given a call for two-day shutdown on Monday (October 12) in Bihar and Jharkhand state.

Suspected rebels also blew up railway tracks and towers of mobile phone companies during shutdown.

Maoists have ignored repeated calls to renounce violence and negotiate across the table. So much so, they have stepped up their attacks in recent past months, prompting the government to go after them in a concerted strike.

The timing of the government offensive is not yet known but is expected to be executed later this month.

Apart from addressing a massive security issue, the government has plans to free mineral-rich areas worth billion of dollars now under the control of rebels.

India is battling Maoists across eastern, central and southern India, an insurgency in·sur·gen·cy  
n. pl. in·sur·gen·cies
1. The quality or circumstance of being rebellious.

2. An instance of rebellion; an insurgence.

insurgency, insurgence
 that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described as the biggest internal security challenge since independence.

Maoists have formally been labelled as a terrorist group by India's federal government, which gives security forces more enforcement powers.

However, some experts say the ban has not had much impact so far in the battle against thousands of Maoists.(ANI)

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