Naxalites, the ‘Hideous and Terrible’
Naxalite are a group of far-left radical communists, supportive of Maoist political sentiment and ideology. In recent years, they have spread into less developed areas of rural central and eastern India, such as Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh through the activities of underground groups like the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
As of now Naxalites are active across approximately 220 districts in twenty states of India. accounting for about 40 percent of India’s geographical area. They are especially concentrated in an area known as the “Red corridor”, where they control 92,000 square kilometers.
According to India’s intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, 20,000 armed cadre Naxalites were operating apart from 50,000 regular cadres working in their various mass organizations and millions of sympathizers. and their growing influence prompted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare them as the most serious threat to India’s national security.
After partitioning of India, there weren’t any fractions in our society that could pose us a threat since decades. Sikhs quit their Khalistan Movement and are mixing well with the society, Christians are peaceful as ever, Muslims have learned their lesson that even an Independent Country is of no use. Now the cancer has taken yet another form which we could not even imagine. On the basis of Religion, India can never be divided again but Naxals and Maoist are posing a threat which no religious movement or separatist movement was ever able to. Today Naxals are in control or have penetrated to 40% of land in India. I wonder is this the Hideous and Terrible Event that Nostradamus has been warning us since ages?