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Could Maoist based Terrorism derail India’s outperforming Markets?

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India has been increasingly suffering from home grown terrorists who follow a Maoist ideology.These terrorists popularly known as “Naxalites” have been striking with increasing frequency and power in the heart of the Indian country.Indian’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regards them as the “biggest threat” facing the country.While earlier these terrorists used to attack only government infrastructure and personnel , the most recent attacks on trains and buses have led to huge civilian causalities.The Indian authorities have been dealing with them leniently till now because these terrorists  have their roots among the most poor and oppressed segments of India’s society.The causes of their rise are grinding poverty,exploitation and lack of opportunities f.India’s stellar growth over the past several years has failed to improve the conditions for these people. Naxalites have their strongholds among the dense forests in central India and have managed to increase their influence to large chunks of India.Mining and Metal industries have the most to lose as India boasts of rich mineral deposits among  these Naxalite  infested areas.

India Maoist rebels kill 24 troops in West Bengal – BBC

At least 24 troops were killed when armed Maoists attacked a camp of the paramilitary forces in India’s West Bengal state, officials said.Nearly 50 rebels on motorcycles encircled the camp of the Eastern Frontier Rifles (ERF) at Silda village on Monday and started firing on it.More fighters joined the assault on foot, firing from automatic weapons.More than 6,000 people have died during the rebels’ 20-year fight for communist rule in many Indian states.

65 dead in train accident: Bengal Home Secretary – Economic Times

At least 65 people have been killed and over 200 injured in a train accident in West Bengal early Friday, according to state Home Secretary Samar Ghosh. Ghosh told NDTV news channel that 65 bodies have been recovered as per “the information I just receieved” from the mangled coaches of Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express. Officials suspect that Maoist guerrillas may have “tinkered” with the tracks that caused the derailment of the passenger train. However, the deaths were mainly caused by the goods train ramming into some derailed passenger coaches.

Major Naxalites attacks in 2010

150 Naxals attack village, kill 10 in Bihar – MSN

At least 10 people were killed in a Maoist attack in Bihar’s Jamui district, police said Thursday.According to a police official, more than 150 armed Maoists attacked Phulwaria village in Jamui, about 150 km from here, late Wednesday, and killed 10 villagers. The guerrillas also set several houses in the village ablaze and abducted more than half a dozen villagers. Dutt described the incident as revenge killing by Maoists, because the villagers were not supporting the rebels.

70 security personnel killed in Chhattisgarh Naxal attack  – Mint

In what is claimed to be the worst attack by Maoist rebels, at least 70 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and district force personnel were killed in an ambush in the Mukrana forests of Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district.While the government sought to brave it out, analysts have blamed the attack—the third since February—on poor strategy.The personnel—part of a combined force of an 80-member CRPF and district police team—were attacked when returning from a four-day anti-Naxal operation.


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