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Dr. R.P. Saharia
Head Dept. of Economics, Govt. J.M.P. College Takhatpur, Bilaspur (C.G.)- 495001
Volume - 5,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2014
Naxalism is the most significant political movement since independence. It has been the most long lasting though it has had its ups and downs. Despite its fragmented nature a continuing thread with some variations can be seen in the ideological thrust, strategy and tactics of mobilization of different groups within its manifold. It is the only movement which having started in one police station of a single district in West Bengal in 1967 has expanded its activities covering over 460 police stations in 160 districts across 14 states despite the police force and infrastructure having grown manifold during this period. The movement is viewed with greater anxiety in the government because it is most intense precisely in areas which are rich in natural resources and, therefore, targeted for fast-track industrial development. The movement is also uniqe in that it tends to mobilize the most subdued and socially marginalized sections and lays bare, as probably no other movement has done, the sharp fissures in the society, politics and economy.
Cite this article:
R.P. Saharia. Naxalism and its impact in India. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(2): April-June, 2014, 180-190.