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The Plot Thickens….

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The more I think about it, the more I believe that the Naxalites were not responsible for the recent train derailment. It contradicts their modus operandi. They do not do terrorism. And they have denied responsibility. Even when they fuck up, they admit responsibility. For example, the destruction of a bus in Chhattisgarh which killed scores of civilians was caused by the CPI(Maoist). They admitted responsibility and apologised. They’re hardly angels, but this is not they way they operate. They’re far more tactically clever than this.

The railway minister is now claiming it was a ‘conspiracy’. Yes, Mamata has an agenda as the head of the Trinamool Congress. And her hands are hardly clean. But, something about this doesn’t smell right. Feel free to tell me I’m an idiot.

Written by Michael

May 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm

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  1. Politicians are still not unanimous on war against naxalism. People like Digvijay Singh, Lalu Yadav, Mamta Banerjee still playing politics and talking of dialogue with Naxalites or resisting air strike on naxal hideouts. Such politicians always think in term of political advantage in their area of operation, they are least bothered of Indian security or mass killings by naxal groups. Such politicians do not hesitate in taking help from naxalites in winning the election and hence they are not ready to accept naxalites have posed fatal threat to Indian security, they do not agree to the views that naxalites are more dangerous than foreign-based terrorist.

    It is unfortunate that even wise, experienced, matured, honest, straight forward, nationalist and talented person like Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Mr. Chidambram , Mr. Pranab Mukherjee are unable to take hard decision as late Indira Gandhi took against Khalistanis in 1984 and carried out Operation Blue Star even at the risk of her personal life and political career. It is astonishing that ruling party at center putting blame on state government. One laughs and weeps when Central Minister speaks that Maoist are active in only states where UPA is not in power or where BJP is in power. Indirectly they aspire to belittle and blame state government. Days are not far when opposition parties will speak that ruling party at center is working in nexus with Maoists to disturb non UPA government. In this mutual blame game Maoists are spreading and enhancing their network and fighting power.

    Politicians of even opposition camp are not wholeheartedly in support of war against naxalism.There are many sympathizers of Maoists in opposition as well as ruling camp. Even social reformers talk of leniency with Maoist.

    It is pity and unfortunate for country like India that self interest of politicians have hijacked national issues and there is acute shortage of true nationalist like Patel, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi or other freedom fighters who forced British rulers to leave India.

    Killers of innocent Indians and armed forces. Hijacker of trains, bombers on CRPF camps or on running trains can never be true Indians and hence they are worse than Britishers who were at least not killers as naxalites of present era are. Undoubtedly such killers have to be treated, as enemy of the Nation and sincere war must be launched against network of such killers called as Maoist or Naxalites.

    It is very much disheartening to observe that our rulers are busy in fixing quota for woman or for one caste or the other without creating job opportunities. It is ridiculous that our rulers are harping on GDP growth every day and every moment without taking into account the miserable position of 95% of Indian population who are victim of unabated price rise during UPA rule.

    Neither Common men are happy nor country as a whole is safe in the hands of such politicians who all the time thinks from the point of view of electoral gain. I am very much fed up of hearing the news related to GDP growth or global recession or India’s so called success story vis a vis other developed nations of the world.

    I may simply pray God to give wisdom to rulers of this country so that at least problem of naxalism is handled with full sincerity without fear of electoral loss or gain.
    29th May 2010

    danendra jain

    May 29, 2010 at 9:07 pm

  2. Modus operandi ? what ‘modus operandi’ ? Is this the first time Maoists blasted railway tracks & derailed trains ? They do such things very often. I read many publications made by the Maoists(from pro-Mao websites),& saw how ‘proudly’ they declare which railway tracks & rail-stations they destroyed. Is there any modus operandi for doing so, or they do care about it ?

    Possibly the recent accident is result of one such attempt which horribly went wrong. Possibly they didn’t want such casualties, but the goods train coming from the opposite direction made the mess of their plan.

    And you’re making a mistake when comparing this train mishap with Dantewada bus attack. In that attack Maoists knew civilians were in the bus, but they could swiftly pass the blame to SPOs & Govt. But in the case of this train accident , they don’t have anyone but themselves to blame. And so, like a professional political organisation, they denied he responsibility.

    And finally, Mamata ! I don’t know what’s going on in her mind ! Personally I don’t take her to seriously(unfortunately, though, I have to cast my vote to her party…..I hate CPM), earlier she said there is no Maoist in Bengal ! Possibly she is too much influenced by so called ‘concerned citizens’, most of whom are pro-Maoist.

    And finally, Maoists might not be directly involved in this attack………it might be done by PCPA. But even then, Maoists can’t escape the responsibility for supporting such a group.


    May 29, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    • Yes. They do care about it. Why? Because they are a clever revolutionary guerilla group that seeks to cultivate public support. That is their modus operandi. They do not do terrorism. Yet, I do think it is entirely possible that they did sabotage the tracks (as you said) leading to the ‘accidental’ derailment.

      As you said, they wouldn’t want such casulties. If you think they did, what would be in it for them? Really. In what possible way could they possibly gain by killing scores of civilians?

      As for Mamata, I agree. They are opportunists.


      May 29, 2010 at 11:24 pm

      • That’s an eternal question , I think. We all know ideology of Naxalism should refrain them from killing civilians who are not connected with their ‘war’, but still we see such groups arund the world targeting civilians. Why ?


        May 30, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      • The region where it happened, is a typical Naxal belt. It’s hard to believe that a non-Naxal force did that act in a Naxal stronghold.

        But, what really puzzles me is another issue. Whenever such accidents happen, the first help comes from the locals. But as much I;’ve learnt about this accident, no local came forward after the accident ! Only after the railway relief team reached there, they could collect some local people. Are those people in Naxal regions getting unsympathetic, or it’s plain fear from ‘someone’ ?


        May 30, 2010 at 8:02 pm

  3. […] thinks this was not the work of the Naxals: The more I think about it, the more I believe that the […]

  4. Hi
    best blog on Naxalites I have found so far.
    Maybe this is of interest: In a news-report I found a picture of that damaged railtrack. Maybe it helps with some speculations.
    I put it up on YouTube:


    June 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    • Thanks for the compliment. See my latest post.


      June 3, 2010 at 2:57 pm

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