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When Naxalite courts turned humane

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | November 27, 2006 12:22 IST

Banned Naxalite outfit Communist Party of India (Maoist) has decided not to chop off body parts as punishment to those found guilty in its Jan Adalat, locally known as Kangaroo court.

Besides this, the naxals have also decided to do away with death penalty. Instead, they will punish anyone found guilty of a crime as per the punishment fixed by villagers, not by its people's courts.

A sub zonal member of CPI-Maoist told "Our Jan Adalat will not order harsh punishment except in rare cases. We will implement the order of villagers to punish any one found guilty."

He informed that the decision in this regard was taken 3 days ago at the central committee meeting of the CPI-Maoist held in Gaya district.

The Naxalites operates its court in villages and forest areas to award punishments to big landowners, police informers, contractors, corrupt government officials and party betrayers. The new order is being viewed as an effort to gain support of the villagers.

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