Maoist threat hampers education
Lalgarh, July 31 (ANI): Schools in Maoist hotbed Lalgarh district of West Bengal registered minimal attendance of children at primary schools, due to increased rebel activities. Most students have withdrawn themselves, due to the fear of the ultras. One of the primary schools has roughly about 12 students, clearly reflecting the situation in the region. Parents are extremely apprehensive to send their children to the schools. According to certain reports, Maoists are facing an acute shortage of personnel in several areas of central and eastern India, due to the steps taken by the state and central security forces to curtail the insurgency.