Maoists to open schools, colleges
RANCHI: In an effort to make inroads into cities and towns, CPI (Maoists) in Jharkhand has decided to open up schools and colleges in urban areas. The move, Maoists believe, will help them project their people-friendly face.
"Our battles are fought through guns and pens. Villagers are with us as they like our ideology, but revolution in urban areas is possible only through education," CPI (Maoist) area commander of Dumara and Giridih sub-zonal committee member Arjun Ji told TOI.
Arjun said, "Our armed struggle aims at changing the existing system of society. Our war against the capitalists is fought with firearms, but without changing the mindset of people, it's difficult to spread our ideology."
A blueprint for this has already been prepared and the Maoists would try rope in like-minded people, Arjun said. It has been decided that schools and colleges would be funded by the Maoists, but operated by its sympathisers in the urban areas.
"We carry guns, but that does not mean our activities are confined to jungles only. We are active in cities and towns also," he said.
Arjun said, "Government-prescribed syllabus and textbooks would be followed in schools, but the management would comprise people who believe in Maoist's ideology. We are not going to use Maoist literatures in schools."