Lecturette on Naxalism

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[Lecturette] The Naxalite Problem : Red Corridor
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[Lecturette] The Naxalite Problem : Red Corridor

Naxalism is one of the biggest problem that our Country is facing today. Naxals or the word Naxalite is a after a village Nxalbari, near Siliguri in West Bengal.

Naxalism has affected 20 states covering 223 districts. Today Naxals are calling the shots, dictating terms, looting banks, attacking police stations, hijacking trains and killing police personnel at will. The Naxalite Problem : Red Corridor

The Naxalite Problem : Red Corridor Source – HT

It was started under the leadership of Charu Majumdar and Kanu Sanyal in 1967. They led the peasants, against landlords and weaker section of the society against landlords and moneylenders who committed irregularities against these helpless workers.

Today, the Naxalism have proliferated over a vast beltway stretching from the forests of Bengal in the North to Kerala in the South. The Naxalites claim to represent the most oppressed people in India, like the landless labourers, dalits, adivasis, those who are oftten left untouched by India’s development and bypassed by the electoral process.

The Area under the control of Naxal groups is Known as ‘Red Corridor‘ which is about 92,000 Sq. Km. spread in states like orissa, WB, Bihar, Chattisgarh, AP, Jharkhand and South-eastern part of UP.

Naxalism thrives in forest and tribal area due to the existence of discontentment among the people living in those areas, availability of terrain suitable for guerilla tactics, inaccessibility of those areas to police and absence of effective grass roots administration.

The Naxals spare none when it comes to killing, extortions, kidnapping, taking hostages or disrupting railways or any other clandestine operation.

They go by different names in different regions. In towns bordering Bihar & Nepal they call themselves as Maoists, whereas...
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