Category Archives: Naxal/Maoist in India

Maoist (Naxal) Violence in India: Defeat the Ideology, not People!

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

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PESA – A Potent Weapon Against Naxals (Maoists) In India !!

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

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No PESA, No Paisa for the Tribals of India!!

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

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Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (or PESA), 1996

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

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Left Wing Extremists in India – Internal Conflicts

Naxals’ armed struggle against the state machinery is largely decided by the internal power struggle of different fractions. Continue reading

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Left Wing Extremists in India – Historical Snapshots

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

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Indian Government’s Response to Maoist Violence

Governments’ response to Naxal threat has never been focused and has always been delayed and forced. Anyway, now the central government is appearing to responding to the larger issues that helped Naxals thrive. Continue reading

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