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ERABORE, DANTEWARA DISTRICT, CHHATTISGARH, INDIA, MARCH 4, 2008 : Training exercise , patrol with the SPOs, Special Police Officers that are the armed wing of the anti Naxalite Salwa Judum. The Maoist insurgency called Naxalites have been waging a war against the government for the past 25 years and has been gaining momentum in in the past few years. They are present in some 150 of the 600 districts of India, and Dantewara is one of Chhattisgarh rural Maoist stronghold where they control most of the countryside. The overwhelmed police force is hiring more personel to deal with the Naxalite threat and the Government has armed civil defence anti-naxalite milicias to take on the naxalites , emptying villages to cut local support to the rebels. The movement called "Salwa Judum" (campaign for peace) in the  started in june 2005 when some villages took a stand against the Maoists, but it is now dragging the whole district into the bloody civil war, at the expense of the  local tribal villagers caught in the middle, making it the deadliest theater of the naxal war. The conflict has claimed over 900 lives in 2006 and again in 2007, and some 50 to 60,000 people live in makeshift camps, displaced from their ancestral villages, protected by the Salwa Judum and the police force. But for the tribals who do not want to leave their home and farming fields, there are no government service in Naxalite controled areas, meaning no health care or education for the children.  (Photo by Jean-Marc Giboux/ GettyImages)