A member of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force patrols through a village in the Tisro area of the Giridih district.
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The Maoists, who dominate thousands of square miles of the "Red Corridor" stretching across central and eastern India, claim to be fighting for the land rights of marginalized tribal communities.Their insurgency has claimed around 10,000 lives, and is considered India's most serious internal security threat.In "Diary of a Maoist," Shobha Mandi, who surrendered in 2010, says she was repeatedly raped by her commanders over seven years.Dayamani Barla, a 49-year-old woman tribal activist and political leader who was briefly jailed for aligning with the Maoist cause, said women are often driven to join the rebels for money and food.Barla said tribal women had also been subjected to the most extreme forms of violence by the Salwa Judum, a civil militia created and funded by the state to counter the Maoists in 2005 but disbanded later.
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