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  • n. Naxalite beliefs and activities.


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  • India's Maoist insurgency—popularly known as Naxalism, named after Naxalbari, which is a town in West Bengal where the movement began in the late 1960s—has intensified over the past few years.

    Maoists Kill Nine Indian Police in Ambush

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called Naxalism the biggest internal-security challenge India faces.

    India Official Condemns Deadly Maoist Attack

  • The moves came as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has called Naxalism the gravest internal-security threat that India faces, held a meeting of the chief ministers of Naxal-affected states.

    New Delhi Will Deploy Resources In Fight Against Marxist Insurgents

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called Naxalism the biggest internal security challenge that India faces.

    India Is Urged to Meet

  • He also articulated the Army's well-known opposition to both withdrawal of the iron-fisted Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from Jammu and Kashmir and being dragged into combating Naxalism, which is more of a law and order, socio-economic problem, "not a secessionist movement".

    The Times of India

  • They have much to discuss, because elections are currently on in the state of Jharkhand, which is famous for three things: corruption, a home-grown terrorism threat called Naxalism, and this area's economic life, which is marked in every imaginable way by coal.

    Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming RSS Newsfeed

  • In the recently held Chief Ministers 'conference on internal security, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had termed Naxalism as one of the three main challenges faced by the country.

    Zee News : India National

  • "Naxalism" now affects some 170 of India's 602 districts-a "red corridor" down a swathe of central India from the border with Nepal in the north to Karnataka in the south and covering more than a quarter of India's land mass.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • In the seventies, when Bengal was going through a period of insurgency, - the movement that came to be known as Naxalism, the intellectual fuel for this came from the unemployed students of Bengal’s many universities.

    Narrow Domestic Walls

  • This, the committee feels, is the real cause of the spread of "Naxalism" and violence.



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