Naxalites stage bold jailbreak in central India
by naxal Sunday, Dec 16 2007, 9:14pm
human rights /
Over 100 Naxalite rebels and a mix of 200 supporters and general prison population staged a daring jailbreak in Chhattisgarh, central India, yesterday. Naxalite leader Sujit Kumar ‘overpowered’ a guard during mealtime, grabbed his weapon and opened fire on two other guards to secure his freedom and liberate his comrades.
Naxalites originally formed from the landless peasantry, tribals and rural underclass of India. Hundreds of years of oppression have resulted in this group adopting the armed struggle model of Maoist guerillas. The Indian PM has accurately cited this group as the most dangerous internal threat in India today – perhaps more effort in eradicating centuries old feudal practices may have prevented the movement’s rapid growth and expansion throughout the subcontinent. However, the rich and powerful know only the rule of the gun.
Chhattisgarh is known to be a rebel stronghold -- claims by the authorities that the jailbreak may have involved underpaid prison staff seem credible. In any event the rebels have taken to the jungle where they will continue their armed struggle against the forces that enslave them.
Unless India undertakes drastic rural reforms and offers the underclass some hope, the movement can only gain in strength. It should not be forgotten that Nepal’s Maoists succeeded in taking government. India will suffer a similar fate if it doesn’t learn from the successful rebellion in the north. People who have nothing to lose form the most formidable rebel opponents; a fact not lost on the Indian Prime Minister but rich feudal landlords and business magnates who have been profiteering and exploiting the underclass for centuries exercise huge political influence in India. Perhaps the military could be utilised more effectively in situations where the mega-wealthy corrupt government at every level.
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by maoist Monday, Dec 17 2007, 7:10pm
The Maoists and Naxalites of the sub-continent have a crude but extremely effective strategy – one that promises to be adopted world wide -- they simply target feudal landowners, industrialists and the wealthy. Hundreds have been killed to date. The rich have realised wealth is of no value if you’re DEAD! As a result of this supremely effective strategy, wealthy industrialists, landowners, bankers and governments have been forced to negotiate and strike deals with the poorest in the land.
Initial attempts to corrupt and bribe rebel leaders have failed.
Simple mathematics highlights a brutal fact; the wealthy minority will soon be extinct!
There’s noting like a dose of maths to put reality in perspective – feel free to add to this list:
There are six million Serbs in the Balkans and less than seventeen thousand NATO troops in Kosovo!
There is one million Timorese in Timor-Leste and less than two thousand UN and Australian troops on the Island. And on it goes!
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "it is simply impossible for a few thousand British colonial troops to rule millions of Indians!"
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