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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Summary: Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India], Sept 3 (ANI): Ojasvi Mandavi, the wife of BJP leader Bheema Mandavi who lost his life in a Naxal attack, has filed the first part of her nomination as a BJP candidate for the upcoming by-election in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.
More recently the term 'Urban Naxal' was thrown up by the RSS/BJP duo to suppress the voices of dissent in the left leaning intellectuals and educated youth, who have regularly protested against the alarming trends of lynchings of people belonging to minorities, assassinations of activists, false flag attacks to malign India's neighbours (especially Pakistan), bomb attacks, riots and communal pogroms.
AFTER ITBP deployed PEDD patrol explosive detection dogs in the Naxal affected area , the Naxals have failed to launch large ambushed on ITBP troops.
Mumbai: Following the dastardly Naxal attack in Chattishgarh, the Maharashtra government wants to tackle left-wing extremism through special laws and an exclusive authority to clear and implement development projects in Naxal-affected regions of the state.
The Naxal rebels have a strong presence in many central states of India, and have been described by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the "country's biggest security threat".
The reports blame the attack on Naxal rebels who have been fighting the Indian government for years to press their demands for better treatment of the poor and of tribal peoples.
Out of the 16 districts in Chhattisgarh, 11 are hit by Naxal menace while five of them affected severely.
Summary: Latehar (Jharkhand) [India], Aug 31 (ANI): Acting on specific tip-off police arrested one person belonging to a banned Naxal organisation and seized arms, ammunition and pamphlets from him.
| NEW DELHI, May 26 (KUNA) -- Bodies of top politicians who were kidnapped by India's Naxal rebels were found mutilated Sunday morning following a spectacular attack in the central Indian state of Chattisgarh yesterday evening, in which at least 27 people are feared dead.
Sen, vice-president of People's Union of Civil Liberties, was convicted for sedition and sentenced to life imprisonment along with Naxal ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Guha for colluding with Naxals to establish a network to fight the state.