India and the Naxalites
I just watched this video and soon as I watched this I was compelled to write about it. Indians are very ignorant, and I am one of them. There is an ongoing battle between Indian Government and Naxalites that will play an important role in India’s future of integrity and development.
What I learnt after watching the video and reading fellow articles is summarized as follows.
There is a tremendous increase in millionaires in India in past decade. Is this because of the growth of Indian Inc? If that would be the case then the Indian middle class and lower class would be in quite better position. Most of these millionaires belong to the field involving natural resources like Real Estate, Minerals, Coal, Silver, Energy and rest are from service sector. How, these industrialists are able to tap such a huge amount of resources, which infact belong to the People of India and turn profit from it. Naxalism is the by -product of such practices only.
Naxalism is a wound in Indian State and will be effecting its integrity if not dealt properly.It is an immediate result of the Corruption and Ignorance of Indian Government , which prioritized profit of Private firms over the land and social respect of the native people. The problem could be resolved with much more mutual respect for each other. There is a foul smell of corruption in the allotment of the mineral-rich lands to the private organisations.
The term ‘Naxal’ derives from the name of the village Naxalbari in the state of West Bengal, India, where the movement had its origin. The Naxals are considered far-left radical communists, supportive of Maoist political sentiment and ideology. Their origin can be traced to the split in 1967 of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), leading to the formation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist). Initially the movement had its centre in West Bengal. In later years, it spread into less developed areas of rural central and eastern India, such as Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh through the activities of underground groups like the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
For the past 10 years, it has grown mostly from displaced tribals and natives who are fighting against exploitation from major Indian corporations and local officials whom they believe to be corrupt.
Naxalism is an movement for a good cause, done wrong. It a lost cause now where the way of achieving thing has become much more important than the cause itself.
The Maoists’ fight with the Indian government began 50 years ago, just after India became independent. A loose collection of anti-government communist groups – that initially fought for land reform – they are said to be India’s biggest internal security threat. Over time, their focus has expanded to include more fundamental questions about how India is actually governed.
The uprising by Maoist fighters and its suppression by the Indian government, has claimed more than 10,000 lives since 1980, and displaced 12 million people. Many of the victims are not even associated with either side. They are simply caught in the crossfire. And the violence is escalating as both sides mount offensive after counter-offensive.
In this battle the looser are the people residing in that area who become the target of both the Indian Government and the Naxalites.
I am sharing this video, so that you can watch this as well.