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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Pune police and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) alleged that those arrested in the nationwide raids -- Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira -- were associated with ultra-Left Naxalite and Maoist organisations.
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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.
The trouble this time is the use of a photograph of Naxalite patriarch Kanu Sanyal to portray a farmer in a West Bengal government advertisement.
Similar charges have been leveled against Naxalite militants.
Today, while the insurgencies of the Northeast and Kashmir are largely contained, if not under control, and the Punjab insurgency soundly defeated, India has been earnestly testing different COIN strategies to combat a growing Maoist threat throughout its center and east known generally as the Naxalite insurgency.
The Naxal, Naxalite or Naksalvadi movement has its origins in the village Naxalbari in West Bengal.
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.
Even after Independence, tribal people were at the heart of the first uprising that could be described as Maoist, in Naxalbari village in West Bengal Since then, Naxalite politics has been inextricably entwined with tribal uprisings, which says as much about the tribals as it does about the Naxalites.