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U.N. Report Blasts Maoists For Recruiting Child Soldiers

June 21 2012


Maoist militants in India are using child soldiers, says a United Nations report cited by the Press Trust of India.

The militants have been recruiting and indoctrinating children, including the establishment of child units and associations, as part of a major mobilization, says an annual report from the secretary-general on children and armed conflict.

Children have been recruited through intimidation and abduction in India. They are used in support roles, including as...

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