Naxalite


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Naxalite

(ˈnʌksəˌlaɪt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of an extreme Maoist group in India that originated in 1967 in West Bengal and which employs tactics of agrarian terrorism and direct action
[C20: named after Naxalbari, a town in West Bengal where the movement started]
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The policemen's bodies were found in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, Indo-Asian News Service quoted a state minister as saying in Raipur, the state capital of Chhattisgarh where there is a big presence of the Naxalite rebels.
On March 11, 2014, the village was raided by a convoy of 200 Naxalite insurgents, mostly tribal militants subscribing to Maoist political philosophy, who, after claiming the lives of 16, retreated back to the forest with replenished stocks of arms and ammunition.
Today the Naxalite movement poses the biggest threat to the Indian state.
The attack took place in Dantewada district, a stronghold of the Naxalite rebels, when a police patrol party was checking security of an under-construction road, Xinhua reported.
Her latest, The Lowland , which was on the long list for the Man Booker Prize, casts its net wider and offers a glance at the turbulent Naxalite movement that ravaged Bengal in the late 1960s.
In February 2009, the central government announced a new nationwide initiative, to be called the "Integrated Action Plan" (IAP) for broad, co-ordinated operations aimed at dealing with the Naxalite problem in all affected states -namely-Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Thiruvananthapuram A former inspector general of police in Kerala, K Lakshmana, who was convicted in the Naxalite Varghese case and was serving a life term in prison, has been freed following a remission granted by the state government.
Similar charges have been leveled against Naxalite militants.
The displacement of the people and hunger deaths in the region, one of the poorest, fuelled increased Naxalite activity.
He said that to help Madhya Pradesh effectively tackle naxalite problem, Mandla and Dindori districts should be re-included in the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) Scheme and Sidhi, Singrauli, Anuppur, Shahdol and Umaria districts should be immediately brought under it.
We think the state police assisted by central paramilitary forces are sufficient to overcome the Naxalite (Maoist) threat,'' he said.
The despair is over the upsurge of Naxalite violence.