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Category Archives: Naxal/Maoist in India
Indian government’s response to Maoist violence is flawed. On one side it tries to eliminate them through security forces and on the other side it wants to go for development by handing over the land and natural resources to business houses. Both strategies are flawed because they fail to consider people or involve them. Continue reading
PESA Act 1996 has a great potential to wipe out Naxal violence, preserve forests and ecology, and to assimilate 8 crore tribals into the national mainstream. But state governments lack will power to implement the PESA act honestly. Continue reading
PESA Act of 1996 was in principle meant to give self rule authority to the tribal people and govern themselves as well as their resources. However, in reality nothing has changed except on paper. State governments, politicians, businessmen, and bureaucrats do everything to retain their control on the tribals and the rich natural resources of their surroundings. Continue reading
The Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (or PESA), 1996 extended the idea of local governance to tribal regions of India. This act was needed because the Panchayat Raj bill (73rd and 74th ammendments) did not automatically apply to regions of the fifth and sixth schedules of the constitution. Continue reading
Naxals’ armed struggle against the state machinery is largely decided by the internal power struggle of different fractions. Continue reading
Years wise events are documented here. These provide a walk through right from the birth of left wing violence to the present time. Continue reading