INDIA'S FORGOTTEN WAR – blogging naxalism.

Indian Election Phase II

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Only a few hours until the second round of the Indian election. This is the one to watch. Polls are being held in areas which are ‘marginally’ affected by the Maoists. It’s a bit of a litmus test for the Naxalites. If they’re able to disrupt the voting in any significant way it will demonstrate that they have the capacity to plan and implement strikes outside of their heartland. If If there are no (or a marginal number) of attacks than the guerrillas will have demonstrated an inability to present a consistent and wide-ranged threat to the Indian state.

My sense is that the Naxalites will show that the former is true.


Written by Michael

April 21, 2009 at 8:54 pm

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