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100 Years of Indian Cinema, Maoists in India

  • Date Submitted: 07/29/2013 03:29 AM
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Maoists in India
As I pass through certain “red alert” areas of Jharkhand, I see signs and banners intimating “People’s War”. Walking along, I wonder how thisunethical and ridiculous claims of those who themselves are involved in taking thousands of lives indicate that they are “People’s Power”. This is the picture of the “Maoists” or more famously the “Naxalites” who have been making strongheadlines recently in our country.
Its not that the problem is new but there has been a recentresurgence in their acts which has led to mass killing and they being termed as the most vivid “Internal Threat” to our nation. Now there are people who contradict this by saying that there is never smoke without fire, meaning there must have been circumstances which led them to lead such a activities. Just looking at the history of Maoism, the term“People’s war” was a strategic line developed by Mao Zedong during the phase of guerrilla warfare of theCommunist party of China. Maoism's political orientationemphasizes the "revolutionary struggle of the vast majority of people against the exploiting classes and their state structures".
The guerrilla warfare tactics focused on surrounding the cities from the countryside, with a heavy emphasis on political transformation through mass involvement of the lower classes of society. The Communist Party of India (Maoists) is a Maoist political party in India which aims to overthrow the government of India.
It was founded on September 21, 2004, through the merger of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) and theMaoist Communist Centre of India (MCC). The merger was announced to the public on October 14 the same year. It is currently proscribed as a Terrorist Organization by the Indian government for organizing mass killings in furtherance of their ideology. The term “Naxalites” comes from Naxalbari, a small village in West Bengal, where a section of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) led by Charu Majumdar, initiated a violent...


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