Police Deploy Counter-propaganda Psyops in New Offensive against Maoists
The Bastar Police have opened a new front against the Maoists through posters, short films and audio clips in local dialects spoken by tribals as part of “a high-intensity campaign against the anti-tribal and anti-developmental activities of the Naxals”. Police officers running the new campaign say it is part of their ongoing propaganda war against the extremists.
Called ‘Bastar Tha Maata’ and ‘Bastar Cho Awaaz’ (meaning ‘Voice of Bastar’) in local Gondi and Halbi dialects. Meanwhile, a decision to set up a specialised police unit called the ‘Bastar Special Force’, in which only local young men of the region will be recruited, has also been taken to counter the influence of Maoists.