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    India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says his country is losing the battle against Maoist rebels.Mr Singh told a meeting of police chiefs from different states that rebel violence was increasing and the Maoists' appeal was growing.

    The rebels say they are fighting for the rights of the poor. They operate in a large swathe of territory across central India, and in some areas have almost replaced the local government.

    More than 6,000 people have been killed during their 20-year fight for a communist state.

    "I have consistently held that in many ways, left-wing extremism poses perhaps the gravest internal security threat our country faces," Mr Singh told a conference of Indian police chiefs in the capital, Delhi. "We have discussed this in the last five years and I would like to state frankly that we have not achieved as much success as we would have liked in containing this menace."

    The prime minister said that despite the government's best efforts, violence in Maoist-affected areas was going up. The prime minister admitted that the Maoists had growing appeal among a large section of Indian society, including tribal communities, the rural poor as well as sections of the intelligentsia and the youth.

    Mr Singh said a more sensitive approach was necessary in dealing with the Maoists. "Dealing with left-wing extremism requires a nuanced strategy - a holistic approach. It cannot be treated simply as a law and order problem."

    The rebels operate in 182 districts in India, mainly in the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal. In some areas they have virtually replaced the local government and are able to mount spectacular attacks on government installations.

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    According to an article I read in the last few days this is a cover story by the indian govt to force people off farmland which has been promised to a number of large indian and multinational corporations under a number of different types of deals. According to the articles the govt uses Maoist as a description for these groups because the hatred many Indians bear towards anyone Maoist gives the govt great freedom of action as they move against these people. I don't know how much credence to give the article but similar tactics are in use wherever there are clashes over natural resources between local groups and govt or multinationals

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    Cael,

    Stalin, Mao. Hoxha. Are there any Communist mass-murderers you don't like?

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    I would agree that India needs to modernise and to do so in a short space of time. We all know what happens when Maoism takes hold of a nation and if India doesnt do so soon, the horror of Maoism will be upon it and it can kiss goodbye to the great technological and cultural advances it has made in recent years for a slip back into a medievel form of Government that makes Islam look positively enlightened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaius hippingo View Post
    I would agree that India needs to modernise and to do so in a short space of time. We all know what happens when Maoism takes hold of a nation and if India doesnt do so soon, the horror of Maoism will be upon it and it can kiss goodbye to the great technological and cultural advances it has made in recent years for a slip back into a medievel form of Government that makes Islam look positively enlightened.
    They call also kiss their democracy goodbye.

    It is worrying and it would be a nightmare if the world's largest democracy and one of the few non-Christian ones fell to a totalitarian dictatorship.
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    There will be plenty of people on here who will be glad to hear that

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    Quote Originally Posted by deiseguy View Post
    According to an article I read in the last few days this is a cover story by the indian govt to force people off farmland which has been promised to a number of large indian and multinational corporations under a number of different types of deals. According to the articles the govt uses Maoist as a description for these groups because the hatred many Indians bear towards anyone Maoist gives the govt great freedom of action as they move against these people. I don't know how much credence to give the article but similar tactics are in use wherever there are clashes over natural resources between local groups and govt or multinationals
    Where did you get this hillourious allegation, worst then Sun and Fox News. Having said that It is an ongoing issue, for the past 30 yrs, hand full of states are effected in India.

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    1) It is complete failure of sucessive govts in those states and partially sympathitic especially west bengal govt. On top land reforms and distribution is utter failure because of feudalistic society in those states.

    2) Arms support and resources comes from Pakistan/China. It is China's silent revenge on India for giving shelter for his holiness Dalai Lama.

    3) In 1980 there is a big support from middle class well educated students but later on it lost its cause when started blowing up police stations.

    4) Central govt. can't stand at the same time military/air force dont want use its brutal force because of human rights voilation. State govt. cant take maoists because of lack of equipment Indian military might have supersonic cruise missles Su-30 MKI fighter jets but Indian Police have World War 2 equipment. Where as Naxals have moderate sophisticatin from Chinese arms supply.

    5) Unless land reforms and rural development moderanisation problem remains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bananarepublic.ie View Post
    Where did you get this hillourious allegation, worst then Sun and Fox News. Having said that It is an ongoing issue, for the past 30 yrs, hand full of states are effected in India.

    Naxalite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    1) It is complete failure of sucessive govts in those states and partially sympathitic especially west bengal govt. On top land reforms and distribution is utter failure because of feudalistic society in those states.

    2) Arms support and resources comes from Pakistan/China. It is China's silent revenge on India for giving shelter for his holiness Dalai Lama.

    3) In 1980 there is a big support from middle class well educated students but later on it lost its cause when started blowing up police stations.

    4) Central govt. can't stand at the same time military/air force dont want use its brutal force because of human rights voilation. State govt. cant take maoists because of lack of equipment Indian military might have supersonic cruise missles Su-30 MKI fighter jets but Indian Police have World War 2 equipment. Where as Naxals have moderate sophisticatin from Chinese arms supply.

    5) Unless land reforms and rural development moderanisation problem remains.
    Unless land reforms and rural development moderanisation problem remains.


    That's the nub of the issue. The 'Maoists' are localized and I would say there are many different groups and factions under this umbrella term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa View Post
    Unless land reforms and rural development moderanisation problem remains.


    That's the nub of the issue. The 'Maoists' are localized and I would say there are many different groups and factions under this umbrella term.
    Yep i agree, its 1 bn ppl its hard to satisfy every group needs. Those "maoists" will not go with any kind of force at the same they will not achieve any thing from the govt. or for the ppl.
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    You must be happy Cael. The possibility of a communist takeover of India. According to other posters this has been going on decades so we are unlikely to see red flags flying over India soon.

    It is interesting the way the Indian government calls them Maoists. Is that what the groups call themselves?
    I thought the Indian Government wanted to improve relations with China. Fighting battles with groups named after the founder of the current Chinese state could be taken as an insult by China.

    Is there foreign aide going to these Maoists?
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