Tackling the Maoists: On left-wing extremism

What is the news?  In a recent meeting, Union home minister noted that the geographical influence of the Maoists has reduced from 96 districts in 10 States in 2010 to 41 now. Two major Naxalite groups got merged into the proscribed Communist Party of India (Maoist). The organization is limited to the remote and densely forested terrains of central and east-central India. … Continue reading Tackling the Maoists: On left-wing extremism

Red menace: Despite successes, taking out the Maoist core will require smart security-cum-development strategy 

What is the news?  Recently, a meeting took place which was chaired by the Union home minister. This meeting highlighted the declining incidence of Maoist violence in the country. It marked an 82% decline in a decade. Also, over the same decade Maoist influence has shrunk from 96 to 53 districts, with ultras most active in just 25 districts… Continue reading Red menace: Despite successes, taking out the Maoist core will require smart security-cum-development strategy 

Union Minister of Home Affairs chairs review meeting in New Delhi on Left Wing Extremism

What is the News? The Union Minister of Home Affairs chaired a review meeting on Left Wing Extremism in New Delhi. What is Left Wing Extremism? LWE organizations are the groups that try to bring change through violent revolution. They are against democratic institutions and use violence to subvert the democratic processes at the ground… Continue reading Union Minister of Home Affairs chairs review meeting in New Delhi on Left Wing Extremism

CRPF report flags leadership issues in Chhattisgarh operations. They need to be addressed for security of jawans and civilians 

What is the news?  Recently, a CRPF report revealed there is a lack of leadership in the Chhattisgarh resulting to operational and intelligence failure.  The review also found a significant dip in the quality of operations in the Maoist-violence affected state over the last two years. What is the role played by CRPF?  The Central Reserve… Continue reading CRPF report flags leadership issues in Chhattisgarh operations. They need to be addressed for security of jawans and civilians