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The Lady Naxals....Inside the Indian insurgency.


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Open magazine is India's leading English language quarterly aimed at roughly what could be called the "intelligentsia". This article though from it gives a good insight into the struggles of the truelly wretched of the earth on that subcontinent and also will combat the lies heard on this board all to often about the people's war that is gaining more and more momentum as the Indian state turns more and more genocidal against the tribals and oppressive in general.
 


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"Slightly built they may be, but you’d be a fool to take them lightly. Battle-hardened, fiercely committed to their cause and proud of the identity the movement gives them, the woman Maoists here are every bit as fierce as their male comrades.

DANDAKARANYA: In a largish clearing of forest along a flooded river, somewhere on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border, Maoist commander Tarakka sits on a large boulder, wearing a shirt and bottle-green pyjamas. She is cleaning her AK-47 assault rifle with a toothbrush dipped in kerosene oil. The roar of the river is deafening, with the incessant nocturnal buzz of insects giving the air an eerie edge. The Maoist camp is also home to poisonous snakes, deadly looking spiders, wild pigs, even bears. An hour ago, they killed a huge snake with another snake in its mouth. “The police doesn’t come here,” Tarakka says with a smile, “They know they will be slaughtered.”

“By the way, did you try that karela [bitter gourd] chutney? I made it,” she adds, as she fits the magazine to her gun. It goes in with a distinct click.

Around her, a platoon of Maoist guerillas—mostly young men and women—goes about the daily grind with surgical precision. Men help cook while women go around with axes to chop firewood. Water is boiled to make it safe for drinking. In one corner, a few guerillas have returned after sentry duty at night and are fast asleep on a jhilli (thin plastic sheet). Some girls are reading to each other, while two comb their hair, listening to Gondi songs on a small tape recorder. In another tent, a class is being held on military strategy. In a corner, a bunch of guerillas from the Maoists’ cultural troupe are rehearsing for a performance. No matter what you are doing, the gun always stays next to you, always less than an arm away."


Naxalite Maoist India: The Lady Naxals - Open Magazine
 

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They can make life difficult for the Centre but they haven't the military strength to take their War to the next stage of semi conventional warfare.

They also lack two essentials needed to successfully overcome the central power

- a foreign backer and a land frontier with a friendly power.
 

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India seems to have it's hands full atm. With resistance to Indian rule in Kashmir increasing and the maoists mounting attacks throughout the rural regions of the rest of India. Will be interesting to see how well the state cope with this twin threat.

With regards to Kashmir does anyone know how many people there want an end to Indian rule there? Do the majority of Kashmirs population want this?
 

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Anyone who had the misfortune to get into the sights - literally - of the Naxalites in the '70's isn't going to wish them anything except all the lousy luck in the world. They targeted the weak - teachers, traffic policemen and suchlike - suprise suprise ! They're another Khmer Rouge in the making.
 

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India seems to have it's hands full atm. With resistance to Indian rule in Kashmir increasing and the maoists mounting attacks throughout the rural regions of the rest of India. Will be interesting to see how well the state cope with this twin threat.

With regards to Kashmir does anyone know how many people there want an end to Indian rule there? Do the majority of Kashmirs population want this?
Complicated. The majority want some kind of independence, but Pakistan wants a complete takeover in order to move its border deeper into India. This is where the Pakistani ISI learned their trade that's now keeping Afghanista on the boil.
 

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Anyone who had the misfortune to get into the sights - literally - of the Naxalites in the '70's isn't going to wish them anything except all the lousy luck in the world. They targeted the weak - teachers, traffic policemen and suchlike - suprise suprise ! They're another Khmer Rouge in the making.
They were that allright but its a much more amorphous cluster of groupings now with different methodologies and ideologies under the loose banner of 'Maoists'

And they ain't got no Mao either! :oops:
 

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They were that allright but its a much more amorphous cluster of groupings now with different methodologies and ideologies under the loose banner of 'Maoists'

And they ain't got no Mao either! :oops:
Lets hope for the clusters remaining just that. Murderous barstewards.
 

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India seems to have it's hands full atm. With resistance to Indian rule in Kashmir increasing and the maoists mounting attacks throughout the rural regions of the rest of India. Will be interesting to see how well the state cope with this twin threat.

With regards to Kashmir does anyone know how many people there want an end to Indian rule there? Do the majority of Kashmirs population want this?
The bulk of the population want India to leave but are divided on whether to join Pakistan or go it alone.

Kashmir is a big place and a lot of areas are sparsely populated and non Muslim.

The Kashmiri Hundus Pandits IIRC have pretty well all fled since 1990.

TBH the Kashmir makes the Palestinian conflict look rather tame in comparison.

Yet none of our celebrity politicians want to know about it

- that is presuming they even know it exists!
 

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The maoist rebellion is no threat to the Indian state.
The Indian army and air force has not even been deployed against them
Its just a local law and order issue.
Police with the aid of a people's militia have contained them.
 

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Its a pity Maoists and Jihadists cant get together - that would really take the war to the Anglo-Saxon imperialists...
 

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The maoist rebellion is no threat to the Indian state.
The Indian army and air force has not even been deployed against them
Its just a local law and order issue.
Police with the aid of a people's militia have contained them.

Thats sounds more like a prayer than a statement of fact.
 

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Its a pity Maoists and Jihadists cant get together - that would really take the war to the Anglo-Saxon imperialists...
Cael why?

The Jidadists are out and out reactionaires who murder communists every chance they get...no?

The CIA had a lot to do with creating Political Islam as we know it today and just because it has turned and bitten the hand that fed it doesnt make it in anyway progressive.

Lots of hoods hate the Gardai....Does that mean we should be pals with the hoods?
 

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Cael why?

The Jidadists are out and out reactionaires who murder communists every chance they get...no?

The CIA had a lot to do with creating Political Islam as we know it today and just because it has turned and bitten the hand that fed it doesnt make it in anyway progressive.

Lots of hoods hate the Gardai....Does that mean we should be pals with the hoods?
Oh I know that they wont, but Im just saying it would be good if they could. The Anglo-Saxon imperialists are the enemy of all humanity.
 

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The Jidadists are out and out reactionaires who murder communists every chance they get...no?
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many of those sunni jihadists would call down the wrath of allah simply because women were being taught to read , much less read marx or mao .

Nepalese help will be crucial to this struggle and right now theyre in pished off mode with India and vice versa . China will always be a factor too in that neck of the world . If the nepales maoists can get cozy enough with china then things might get more interesting . But at the end of the day these people have very little to lose . India is an obscene caste ridden state .
 

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Oh I know that they wont, but Im just saying it would be good if they could. The Anglo-Saxon imperialists are the enemy of all humanity.
You know that the Afghan Liberation Organization (unwisely) at the start welcomed the Brits and Yanks as an improvement on the Taliban...Though they did reverse this position when the Imperialists put in place even bigger scumbags. There were several rebellions against the Taliban in Kabul during the Talib's reign that were put down very brutally (I will see if I can get info on this tomorrow).
 

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Nepalese help will be crucial to this struggle and right now theyre in pished off mode with India and vice versa . China will always be a factor too in that neck of the world . If the nepales maoists can get cozy enough with china then things might get more interesting . But at the end of the day these people have very little to lose . India is an obscene caste ridden state .
The Naxals though have a principle of self-reliance. All their weapons are either home made or stolen from the enemy. Im not sure (even if it makes practical sense) that they would take stuff from China (Deng was hated by Mao and when he took power he imprisoned all the Maoist leadership so there is a lot of bad blood there).
 

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The Naxals though have a principle of self-reliance. All their weapons are either home made or stolen from the enemy. Im not sure (even if it makes practical sense) that they would take stuff from China (Deng was hated by Mao and when he took power he imprisoned all the Maoist leadership so there is a lot of bad blood there).
Im pretty sure that the Chinese capitalist regime would rather support the Indian government than support Maoists.
 

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