Wednesday, December 26, 2012


                                     MAOISTS ARE  EVERYWHERE

                                         Dr K Prabhakar Rao

                 The term Naxalites has originated from Naxalabari in 1968 where locals under the leadership of Cahru Mazumdar and Kanu Sanyal rose against the land lords and killed many. It was ruthlessly crushed by the govt. But the movement has taken roots deeply in West Bengal  and soon spread  to Andhra Pradesh.  It became a very strong movement in the AP state and Srikakulam Naxalite movement or conspiracy took place in 1969 under the leadership of Nagabhushanam Patnaik, Chowdhary Tejeswar Rao,   Adibhatla Kailasam and few more. Many land lords were put to death by the armed bands and  it was also crushed  under the govt of Jalagam Vengal Rao the  CM of AP State.  In fact AP became nerve center for Comminist armed uprsings after it weakened in West Bengal. The buffer states like Eastern Maharshtra and Orissa also  became sanctuaries to the Naxalites. Of late newly formed smaller states such as Jharkhand and Chattisgarh also are very badly affected .Telangana province in AP state was the main stay for communists during the Nizams rule  during 1946 to 1951. Ravi Narayan Reddy, Chandra Pulla Reddy, T. Nagi reddy, P. Sundariah, Kolla Venkaiah and  Devulapalli  Venkateswar Rao were the  elite leaders of communist armed up rising during the last stages of   Nizams rule. However in 1951 the party gave up armed confrontation and joined  the main stream politics.The movement also deep roots in Sri Kakulam district in Andhra region.
                        However sympathy for armed communism always persisted in Telangana region and Sri Kakulam region. It never died. Therefore Naxalite movement could  soon be triggered by effective leadership in AP state and even today it has strong base although their activities are less at present. However in border areas of Orissa,  the actions are predominant.  Of late, any opposition to govt policies is being dubbed as leftist. Chattisgarh and Jharkhand became very active  areas for Naxalite actions  and at present these armed cadres are being called Maoists.

                In recent incidents in Delhi  thousands of  youth protested at Vijay Chowk against the rape of a woman in a bus and  were   seeking justice  and strong and quick punishments for the guilty.    The gathering was lathicharged by Delhi police  and they were victims of water cannons. Police apparently over reacted to the situation as the place is close to presidential palace. The anger on part of the crowd was very much justified. Instead of handling very carefully with  great restraint,  excessive force was used. Sri Sushil kumar Shinde the famous Home minister reacted that the gathering comprised of Maoists and that he  was not obliged  to go  and discuss  the issues at India gate and at other places whenever some gathering protested. How silly to state that the youth were Maoists. Sri Shinde of late over burdened with Maoist problem in various states and keeping age factor in consideration   has started seeing Maoists everywhere may be indreams too. Probably every agitation against the govt is being seen by him as if it was the work of Maoists. Maoists have become night mare for him. As per him Maoits are everywhere and omnipresent. May God bless him.     

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