Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Isolate Indian tribe thought that the Guerrilla was the legitimate government

The Muria tribal village of Bodiguda is so isolated, deep in a thick jungle unexplored since the colonial period, that the Indian authorities imagined it as a mere provisional guerrilla camp when they detected it via Google Earth.

However the Maoist guerrillas had contacted them long ago and the village imagined them being the only governmental authority. Therefore they were very surprised when Indian Army troops almost attacked them. 

There is a police station in the nearby village of Behramgarh, 29 km. away, but the Muria seldom go there at all.

Source and more details at Revolution in South Asia.

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