Naxals kidnapping tribal children, forcing them to join their groups

Updated:3 months ago IST

Latehar (Jharkhand), Sept 15 (ANI): In the line of increasing the numerical strength of the anti-establishment cadres, Naxals who are rapidly losing ground in their previously-held bastions, are forcefully inducting children into their units. Children are recruited--- provided weapon training--- and then used as cannon fodder to carry out attacks on the security forces of the country. This innocent, Rajveer Kherwar, surrounded by security personnel is one among those who were forcibly abducted by the Naxals and thrown in to join the naxal ranks. Rajvir, a resident of Jharkhand’s Latehar district was just eight years old when he was picked up by Naxalites. At an age of playing with toys, he was forced to do menial jobs of top leadership. He was deprived of basic nutrition. He wasn’t given any medical attention during the time of illness. It is not an exclusive case of Rajvir but all a sweeping abusive and exploitative treatment meted out to all children. Naxals are extremely indifferent to deteriorating health of these children and they sent back to their homes for treatment and are asked to return after getting recovered. However, this time was he was protected by security personnel when he was way back to the naxal hell.

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