The Naxalite Movement in India
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The Naxilite movement is one of the important components in the political spectrum in India. At one stage, the 'spring thunder' caused tremors in practically all the states of the Union and posed a serious challenge even to the democratic structure. The Idealists saw in it the beginning of a new world, a new socio-economic order. But soon sordid politics took over. The movement, however continues to have a large support base because of the intellectual appeal of its ideology. It has survived more than a quarter century of onslaught by the security forces - without any external support, unlike the Punjab terrorism and Kashmir militancy. The Movement has developed an inherent strength. The present book is the only one of its kind. It covers all the important developments from the inception of the Movement in 1967 to the present day in historical sweep.
managed to get hold of a few guns, they would not be able to retain them and those would inevitably fall into the hands of the police. The party's thinking in the matter was expressed by the Debra Organising Committee of the CPI (ML) in the following words: "The guerillas are used to bows and arrows and not guns, and so, their initiative and inventiveness develop in using the former. Our tactic, plan and choice of weapons should be such as can unleash the initiative of the masses. As they
The dissidents alleged that Naxalbari had "stripped naked" the leadership of the CPI (M) mouthing revolutionary slogans and laid bare before the people "the utter hollowness of their revolutionism". The Politburo of the CPI (M) took cognisance of the discordant notes and decided to enforce discipline. It announced that those deviating from the party line would be expelled, and the state committees were instructed to take action against the extremist elements accordingly. The organisational
"capability poverty" but also from "income poverty" despite major industrial complexes having been established in their areas. The present situation of the tribals has been beautifully summed up by the Expert Group on Prevention of Alienation of Tribal Land and its Restoration which was constituted by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, in the following words: Land plays a vital role in the lives of the tribal people, both in economic and social terms. Landless people have a
(M). Expelled from the BPSF(L) for organising students' movements at the Presidency College and Calcutta University in support of the Naxalbari peasants. Formed a Marxist students' organisation—the Presidency College Students' Consolidation. In 1969 on Charu Mazumdar's call to work among the peasants in the countryside, Chatterjee along with his close associates, left for Debra-Gopiballavpur in Midnapur to organise agrarian movements. After the failure of the peasant movement in that area he
(Maoist), Central Committee (Provisional), signed jointly by Ganapathy, Secretary, erstwhile CPI (ML) People's War and Kishan, secretary, erstwhile MCCI, dated October 14, 2004. 2.Joint Statement of the Maoist Parties and Organizations of South Asia, issued in June 2001. 3.Biplab Dasgupta, The Naxalite Movement, p.236. 7.3 Maoist Movement in Nepal 1.Ashok K.Mehta, The Maoist Inusurgency in Nepal, Dialogue, Vol.4, No.2, Oct-Dec. 2002, pp.103. 2.PG Rajamohan, Tentative Political Coherence