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Chhattisgarh: Maoists threaten Akshay, Saina for helping CRPF

Chhattisgarh: Maoists threaten Akshay, Saina for helping CRPF

"We condemn the financial assistance given to the families of the jawans who were killed in a PLGA (People's Liberation Guerrilla Army) attack by actor Akshay Kumar and badminton player Saina Nehwal.", reads the pamphlet in circulation here on the social media.

The Maoist groups distributed pamphlets in the region, in which they expressed their anger against Kumar and Nehwal and also appealed to them and other well-known personalities to stand by the oppressed tribals and raise a voice against the violation of their human rights. We appeal to famous figures, film actors, sportspersons and celebrities to stand with the revolution and poor people. "In the backdrop of the party's agenda, the celebrities taking a stand against the rebels is harming their image in public, so they had to come up with a statement".

A senior police officer posted in Bastar shared - "The Maoist pamphlets condemning the actor and the shuttle player were recovered in Bailadila area in Chhattisgarh's south Bastar district of Dantewada on Sunday".

The Naxalites have argued that the CRPF jawans did not die for the country.

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Kumar and Nehwal had donated Rs 9 lakh and Rs 6 lakh, respectively, to the families of each of the 25 CRPF jawans who were martyred in a Maoist ambush in the states Sukma district on April 24.

Akshay Kumar also launched an app, Bharat Ke Veer to facilitate direct digital transfer of money from donors to the families of the martyrs.

Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir too has taken up a similar initiative to help children of martyrs in their education. "The Maoists circulated the pamphlets on the occasion of their week-long celebration of 50th birth anniversary that would end on Monday".


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