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The Red Corridor: The Maoist Threat To India’s Existence

April 2, 2010

Zainulabedin Ameer | PKKH

India, lauded as the largest democracy in the world, comprises a range of ethnic communities. These are held together, feebly, behind the garb of democracy, which has the world believe that all is well at home. For Indians, the harsh reality is that the long concealed fractures are now beginning to show up as large as the Grand Canyon; long term oppression through history that has been horribly justified through hierarchical order [particularly the caste system] cannot endure. The downtrodden are rising and have been doing much more than making their presence known. Amid the havoc that the Maoists have been wreaking, the Indian leadership has been putting up a bold front. However, few statements have come through that are alarming, and they actually highlight how worried India ought to be. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself has admitted that the Maoists pose “the single biggest internal security threat to the country.” This is despite the fact that his government has been relentlessly blaming Pakistan for everything that happens on Indian soil. The time for covering up their own mess was over a long time ago, and, the Indian leadership, which has been re-elected, ought to focus on its domestic threats. India’s current regime may have been the sole victors of the General Election of 2009, but they are compelled to accept a competing force on another front; Maoist rebels have also shown that they hold considerable sway in many districts of the country that now form what is known as ‘The Red Corridor.’

The Red Corridor is a wide area in India’s East; it stretches along much of its coast while covering many districts inland that meet central Indian states such as Utter Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. This region has witnessed more than 4000 people losing their lives in a span of less than a decade thanks to the vicious Maoist attacks.

For a movement that holds as much control as the Maoist movement does, it is quite perceivable that it has its ideology firmly rooted in the desire of its people; they wish to break the shackles that have confined and marginalized them for decades. Indeed, this Maoist movement, which is now better known domestically as the Naxal revolution, was initiated as a red peasant uprising around May, 1967.  This revolution earned its name because it began at a village in West Bengal, which is known as Naxal Bari. Apparently, this movement was a response to feudalism.

The Naxal revolution was initiated in the form of a protest that could have gone by relatively unnoticed. With injustice and oppression of peasants being a normal practice, there was enough fuel to keep the movement going. It is alleged that communism had something to do with galvanizing this movement; it is believed that the peasants have been manipulated by individuals with foreign ideology.

Charu Majumdar and Kanu Sanyal are believed to be the two main communist revolutionaries who have spurred the Maoist movement in India. Their aim is to usurp control through a typical agrarian-based movement. Moreover, these revolutionaries consider communist China to be their inspiration, and graffiti on Kolkata walls stand testimony to this bold and brazen statement.

Perhaps more disturbing than the statements made within India by the Maoist revolutionary leaders are those that are made from beyond its borders; Radio Peking extolled the Naxal Bari uprising, and referred to it as Spring Thunder.

The Naxal peasant uprising became increasingly organized after the establishment of Communist party of by Charu Majumdar in 1969. From this point onwards, the mission appeared to become bold; the ideology began to spread to other parts of the country. However, this initial success was contained when the police killed Charu Majumdar in 1972 while he was in their custody. Without their leader, the rebels became dormant for a while. This was the time for action on the part of the Indian leadership; they could have made an attempt to win over the peasants by considering their demands and bringing justice to them. However, that opportunity was squandered, and by the late 1970s, the Naxal movement had once again gained momentum; it spread as far as Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab, as a fragmented effort, but was effective. Two of the most significant factions were the Peoples War Group that was based in the villages in Andhra Pradesh, and, the Maoist Centre, which was based in the jungles of Bihar. It is these two factions that merged in 2004 to intensify the Maoist movement.

At present, the Maoist movement now operates in more than 220 districts across twenty states of India. This is a shocking fact because of the significance it holds; the Maoists have the ability to strike at targets across 40 % of India. Their main strike zone is known as the Red Corridor, which is an area covering 92,000 sqkms. The Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) claims that 20,000 armed Maoists are active out of a total of 50,000 that operate under different organizations.

Regardless of how many armed militants are present, the people in India would want stiff and sustained efforts by the Indian leadership to maintain security. However, India’s feeble response to the Maoist movement, operation ‘Green hunt’, has had little success. This operation was met with a backlash in Bengal and Bihar. As a result of little thought put into the strategy to deal with their apparently largest domestic threat, many Indians have perished.

It is evident that any military action has to be accompanied by a follow-up plan by state governments in terms of appeasing the restive people in the troubled areas; concerned authorities must address the needs of those being denied their rights. While this is a rough outline of what ought to be done, the Maoists remain resolved to take control of India.

With such glaring threats in the face of Indian authorities, they ought to re-think their role as a major country in South Asia. Precisely, what they should do is get their act together and deal with their domestic disputes instead of interfering in Pakistan’s Frontier and Baluchistan provinces. This should have been the realization many years ago. However, they have sustained their efforts in the form of insurgent plans carried out by the completely Un-Islamic Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan [TTP]. The Indian Research and Analysis Wing [R.A.W] has spent a great deal of its resources running this organization along with other western clandestine intelligence agencies; in a combined effort, they have tried to make the TTP look like an offshoot of the Afghan Taliban. Indeed, there is magnanimous difference between the two, and their game-plan has been exposed along with their ‘Cold Start’ Fourth Generation Warfare Strategy. They have made a spectacle of themselves, and continue to do so, while back home their very existence at stake.

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23 comments

  1. […] The Red Corridor: The Maoist Threat To India’s Existence […]


  2. Maoist may well be threat to india but india is a real threat to the whole world and in particular in its region. There is no country in the region that has no dispute with india. And who is supporting the the terrorist state of india? US and Israel are the only contries in the world supporting this evil india on the whole planet.


  3. INDIA IS A ISOLATED LAND LOCKED COUNTERY.

    FOR EVERYONE’S BEST INTEREST INDIA SHOULD BE KEPT DOWN UNDER WITH NO WAY TO ESCAPE OR TO MOVE TO, OR ELSE WE WILL SEE HINDO TERRORISM SPREAD FROM ONE CONNER TO THE NEXT.:))


    • @ As a matter of fact,
      India is not completely land-Locked,
      its an enormous peninsula with east side bay of bengal & west side indian ocean, only few sunamis
      regularly would be enough. India is totally,
      vulnerable upper half i.e. Eastern, northern &
      western regions, another but small scale Aryan or
      Mughal type invasion would wipout the entire
      Hindu genocidal culture, remember Pakistan on its
      North west, in the north China, Nepal, Bhutan &
      Sikkim (annexed by India ) & in the east,
      E.Pakistan, we can get half of India in one go.
      we need 5 nukes to resolve this Nazi problem.


  4. I HAVE COUPLE OF QUESTIONS AND WOULD GREATLY APPRICIATE SOMEONE’S ANSWERS.

    HOW COME PAKISTAN IS NOT PERSUEING TO TAKE BACK INDIA, AS INDIA WAS PART OF MUSLIM’S EMPIRE THE MOHGALS?

    WHY PAKISTAN IS NOT DOING EVERYTHING TO TAKE BACK THE MUSLIM RULER’S LANDS ILLIGLY OCCOPIDE BY HINDOZ. THESE LANDS WERE GIVEN TO HINDOZ BY BRITISH NOT SO LONG AGO. THE LANDS OF HINDUSTAN BELONGED TO THOSE MUSLIMS WHO LATER BECAME PAKISTANIS AND THEY SHOULD PERSUE TO TAKE THOSE LANDS BACK FROM HINDO COUNTROL, SO WHY DON’T PAKISTAN CLAIM IT?


    • The world is not black and white. All we want is that our Muslim brothers of Kashmir join Pakistan as envisioned under the Partition of British India where Muslim majority provinces of the British Indian Colony form a seperate Muslim state.

      As for taking over India? Been there done that. All which was proved was that Muslims and Hindus were two seperate nations. This is why we have Muslim majority and Hindu majority states in the Indian Subcontinent.


      • @Shah ji,
        U forgot Hyderabad, Junagarh-manwadar,
        Gurdaspur & of course Kashmir,
        The Brits & Hindu Batards never respected round table conference’s AGREED dicisions, Look at Pakistani river waters
        theft by Indian swines, 62 dams illegaly
        constructed must be destroyed.point


  5. @Pakistani Voice

    I am sure you have something meaningful to contribute, but I think you may like to put the CAPS LOCK off and run a spell/grammar check on your posting to make it easier for others to understand what you’re trying to communicate…

    Just to clarify, Hinduism has existed in the Indian sub-continent before Islam even came into existence… and much earlier than Pakistan became a reality… So I am not sure how you can argue that Muslims or Pakistanis owned what is today known as India… They may have occupied it, snatched it or ruled it, but they can never claim that they owned it… Just my two cents…


  6. “HOW COME PAKISTAN IS NOT PERSUEING TO TAKE BACK INDIA”

    Dreaming? A 10% of our might would vaporise your entire medieval aged indoctrinated state machinery in a moment. Do you people really think that, you people can fight back with such a deplorable economy and with such a relic army?


  7. @Pakistani voice,

    my dear, why Pakistanis are not persueing to take
    back Indian territory of muslims ?
    answer : the hinderance is the jiyalas Bharati
    agents of PPP, ANP & MQM


    • Why exclude PML(N).Nawaz was even going to have a Joint Venture with TATAs and was getting cozy with I.K.Gujral,by declaring his birth place(in Pakistan)as a Monument.


  8. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AGENTS RESORT TO TERRORISM IN INDIA AND THEN THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT ATTRIBUTES THAT TO THE MOAISTS THUS DISREPUTING THEM
    HOWEVER THE TERRORISM IN INDIA WHICH IS SOLELY FINANCED BY INDIAN GOVERNMENT SHALL END WHEN COMMUNIST COME TO POWER IN INDIA WHICH SHALL END THE MOAIST MOVEMENT OVER HERE
    BUT INDIA SHALL NEVER TALK TO MOAIST BECAUSE INDIA BELIEVES IN TERRORISM,CONSPIRACIES AND WARFARE EVEN THOUGH MOAISTSAREREPORTED REAPEATEDLYOFFEREDTOTALK


  9. @ds

    LOLZZZZZZZZZZZ

    look at ur nuclear and missile failures before u speak! The world has seen the superiority of our military compared to ur large but very hollow military; u have quantity but no quality!

    Forget the economy; we had nothing when we started out in the beginning. The economy won’t matter when it comes to a decisive battle. stop living in denial because u know what is destined to happen!


  10. lol.

    i love the paki fear


    • yeh, I know, it has become a habit of India to live and love the fear that they feel with Pakistan up against them! lolzzzzzzzz


    • Pakistanis fearing Hijras! You must be joking.Wait for more of us marrying Indian girls.


      • Just to clarify, the word “Hijra” was used for Indian Muslims… so I am not sure if there’s much to celebrate in that statement for the Pakistani Muslims… After all, Muslims are Muslims first, and then Indian or Pakistanis…

        I just don’t get it why some Pakistani posters have to show their inferiority complex and India-phobia by focusing on such petty issues e.g., the proposed marriage between two failed sportspeople, one thrown out of the national team and the other never going beyond the first or second round of a major event…

        All said and done, best wishes to them (although given their past track record of failed engagements/weddings, one is not very sure about the outcome of this latest episode…)


      • and I bet u have all the authority to term people ‘failed’. shameful remark!


  11. Good that you guys have accepted kashmir as a part of India. Now we can be good friends.. no conflict 🙂 Long Live Bharat .. Long Live Pakistan!!!


  12. @ Sri

    LOLZZZZZZ U wish!!!! 😀

    You might wanna have Kashmir, but the Maoists are taking your country at the other end!

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/70-killed-as-Maoists-ambush-CRPF-team/articleshow/5765722.cms


    • Sir, We don’t want to have Kashmir. We already have it. And don’t worry about the Maoists, we will handle them. You please worry about BLA, TTP .. Etc


  13. Actually the invasion of the Mughals/Persians/Turkish/Berber tribes on India was mostly economic.All of them came from run down provinces to loot India’s riches from its fertile soil and intelligent organized people.All it takes is few people with lot of courage and too many people with lot of infighting.A lot has happened from then and now and its India’s payback time now 🙂


  14. @ Sri
    yes, we are worried abt the BLA and TTP that are organizations run by your interfering RAW …. You focus so much of your attention in instigating trouble here, and your own home is being ripped apart by Maoists. You people don’t have an ideology to beat the Marxists, Leninists, etc. the attacks have gotten worse: 70 + para military troops killed in one go ?!?!?!?!?!?! And you are still not taking action??????

    Gosh! You don’t have an Indian army; you have Indian boy scouts! lolzzzzzzzzzzzz



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