The Indian government has failed to restrict the growing control of Naxalites. Now Naxalites control one fifth of India.
Acceleration in the Naxalites movement is the result of fast economic growth of India which is achieved through rich focused economic policies. The difference between rich and poor has widened to an alarming stage and something needs to be done to alleviate poverty in India. Manmohan Singh government, however, is still focusing on such fast economic growth policies which direct the flow of money into the pockets of elite class. About 700 million Indians still live on $2 a day and have no access to healthcare, clean water and basic facilities. These landless peasants are now fighting for their survival and have gained a big support from the poor masses.
India is on a suicidal path; 700 million poor people in India are living like animals while India is spending 34 billion dollars every year on arms to become a super power. India’s dream of becoming a super power will never come true; however the guns in poor’s hands will defeat India within itself. This spending on weapons is like exporting Indiansâ€™ prosperity to USA and making the Indians starve to death.
These rural based revolutionary reformists control large rural areas of India including huge parts of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Hyderabad and Bihar. Indian government has declared Naxalites issue as the single biggest security challenge facing the country. Rural India where the Naxal support is growing represents 75% of 1.2 billion population of India. About 80% of the rural population is landless and very poor. Majority of rural population is illiterate and have no means to meet family’s health and welfare needs.
Naxalites are already running a parallel government. It is likely that they will declare their independence in a few years. If that happens, the socialist regimes including China, Russia, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba will jump to accept their government, followed by the neighbouring Middle-Eastern and South Asian states. Since a big India is a growing threat for her neighbours, including Pakistan, Middle East states and China, this balance of power upset is a matter of great concern in the region.
The success of Naxalites will pave the way for the freedom of Kashmir, Assam, and Nagaland.