- Subject index
Left-Wing Extremism and Human Rights unfolds a mosaic of social issues, especially of the weaker and marginalized section, closely intertwined with internal security.
Based on an empirical study of the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) movement in Andhra Pradesh, once the citadel of LWE, it offers a deep analysis of the growth and consolidation of LWE in India. It also studies the profiles and roles of NGOs in promoting rights for which specific case studies have been undertaken.
As LWE and counter-extremist operations have become the major sources of serious human-rights violations in the country, the pan-Indian scenario of the movement bringing out its genesis, organizational structure, etc., have been elaborately dealt with in this book.
Chapter 3: Left-Wing Extremism: Pan-Indian Scenario
Left-Wing Extremism: Pan-Indian Scenario
The LWE, popularly known as Naxalbari movement, which had its genesis at Naxalbari village (West Bengal) during May 1967, has now become a major threat to country's internal security. Though Andhra Pradesh was the citadel of this movement for many decades, LWE has now spread over to 200 odd districts, mainly in 14 states. The movement, notably Communist Party of India (CPI) (Maoists), is quite active in states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar and Maharashtra, whereas some activists and sympathizer groups can be found in West Bengal, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. The strategy of the left-wing extremists is to wage ‘protracted people's war’ against the state as part of its concept ...