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], Aug 31 (ANI): Ahead of the Assembly by-polls in Dantewada, Naxalites killed the Sarpanch (village headman) of a village here on Friday night.
Seven Naxalites have been killed in central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, said an Indian police official on Saturday, APA rpeorts quoting Anadolu Agency.
Several leading intellectuals were dubbed 'urban Naxalites' and arrested.
Naxalites primarily comprise a group of far-Left radical Communists who believe in the Maoist political ideology.
IANS United Nations Terrorist groups operating in Kashmir and Naxalites are recruiting children, according to a report by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who urged the Indian government to act against those recruiting children.
Meanwhile, at a press conference, former Naxalites Noor Sridhar alias Noor Zulfiqar and Sirimane Nagaraj ruled out the possibility of Naxalites' involvement in the killing of Lankesh.
Since the uprising of the Naxalites in 1967, 6,000 people have been killed in fighting between the Naxalites and counter-insurgency operations by the police, and its paramilitary forces.
Few people would remember that one of the first places where the Naxalites struck was a village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar.
In Managing Conflicts in India, Bidisha Biswas, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University, examines how the Indian state dealt with two separatist movements, Punjab (1984-1993) and Kashmir (1989-present), and India's Maoist guerrilla movement (the Naxalites, 2004--present).
However, he has ruled out using the Indian Army to flush out the left-wing rebels from at least seven states where Naxalites are active.
Naxalites exercise control over various swaths of land, although most of it is in jungle areas.
While there has been no incident of Maoist violence in Delhi, the Union home ministry has admitted for the first time that this year they have assessed influence of front organisations of Naxalites in its six districts.