Economic and Political Weekly April 2005
The Naxalite Movement in Central Bihar
- By Bela Bhatia
The main achievement of the Naxalite movement in central Bihar is that it has empowered the labouring and oppressed classes. The equations of power have changed drastically.
Yet, the quality of material life in the villages has not improved because the Naxalite leaders are not interested in ‘development’. There is now a tiredness among the people, which has resulted in a stalemate. The Naxalite movement will thrive only if it lets people’s concerns guide the vision of the parties. Another problem is factionalism; if the movement unites and focuses on people’s concerns it could make a real difference in Bihar.
Please note this article was published in April 2005 and
since then there have been many changes and the movement itself has
evolved and consolidated itself.
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