Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) in India

  Jan 27, 2022

Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) in India

Q Why is it in News?

A Six Maoists including four women cadres were killed recently in an “exchange of fire” with a joint team of Telangana and Chhattisgarh police in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

Q What is Naxalism?


Q What is History and evolution of Naxalism?

Q What is root cause of origin in India?


Other factors:

  1. Oppression and HR violations by Security Forces e.g. AFSPA
  2. Violation of Constitutional Protections under PESA and FRA
  3. Prevalence of Acute Poverty

Q What is the Impact of LWE?

Q What are outcomes of perpetrating LWE?

A The Leftist organizations skilfully use state structures and legal processes to further the Maoist agenda and weaken the enforcement regime through:

  1. Recruitment of ‘professional revolutionaries’
  2. Raising funds for the insurgency
  3. Creating urban shelters for underground cadres
  4. Providing legal assistance to arrested cadres and
  5. Mass- mobilization by agitating over issues of relevance/ convenience

Q What are Govt initiatives for LWE affected areas?

SAMADHAN doctrine: It encompasses the entire strategy of government from short-term policy to long-term policy formulated at different levels. SAMADHAN stands for-

Q What can be way forward?