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Indian aspirations in the twenty-first century diverge from Maoist ideals: MHA

<p>The Home Ministry said in its annual report that the Maoist movement’s brutality has put the country’s development process in many areas back by decades and that civil society and the media need to acknowledge this in order to put pressure on the Naxals to give up violence and integrate into society.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-225466″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-indian-aspirations-in-the-twenty-first-century-diverge-from-maoist-ideals-mha-down.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com indian aspirations in the twenty first century diverge from maoist ideals mha down” width=”1082″ height=”606″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-indian-aspirations-in-the-twenty-first-century-diverge-from-maoist-ideals-mha-down.jpg 300w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-indian-aspirations-in-the-twenty-first-century-diverge-from-maoist-ideals-mha-down-150×84.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1082px) 100vw, 1082px” title=”Indian aspirations in the twenty-first century diverge from Maoist ideals: MHA 12″></p>
<p>The Naxals must acknowledge that the socio-economic, political, and ambitions of 21st-century India are quite different from the Maoist worldview, according to the MHA annual report for 2022–2023.</p>
<p>“The outcomes have been positive as the Government of India has been tackling the threat comprehensively by using the multi-pronged strategy. Since 2014, there has been a steady decrease in violence in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) theater, as well as a significant geographical contraction, according to the research.</p>
<p>The ministry said that it is evident from the Maoists’ frequent significant attacks on educational institutions, roads, trains, bridges, health infrastructure, and communication facilities that they do not want underlying issues like underdevelopment to be meaningfully addressed.</p>
<p>“The Maoists want to maintain their outmoded ideology by marginalizing the people in their spheres of control. As a result, several areas of the nation have seen a decades-long delay in their development due to LWE.</p>
<p>The report stated that “civil society and the media need to acknowledge this in order to increase pressure on the Maoists to abstain from violence, integrate into society, and acknowledge that the socio-economic, political, and aspirations of 21st-century India are very different from the Maoist worldview.”</p>
<p>Additionally, it said that the government had high hopes for the strategic vision’s ability to solve the Left Wing Extremism issue.</p>
<p>According to the MHA report, the Union Home Minister, Union Home Secretary, and Special Secretary/Additional Secretary regularly monitor the state of left-wing extremism.</p>
<p>A review committee, led by the Cabinet secretary, meets in person and by video conference with officials of the relevant central ministries and departments and state governments to discuss the condition of left-wing extremism and the advancement of development initiatives in afflicted regions.</p>
<p>The government’s steadfast execution of the national strategy and action plan has led to a nationwide decline in left-wing extremism that is unparalleled. According to the report, both the violence committed by left-wing extremists and their geographic reach have significantly decreased during the previous eight years.</p>
<p>Compared to 2013, there has been a decrease in events in 2022. According to the research, there were 413 violent acts committed by left-wing extremists in 2022–2023, while 118 of them were started by security forces.</p>
<p>In comparison to 2013, there has been a 75% decrease (397 to 98) in left-wing extremism-related fatalities in 2022. According to the report, compared to 2021, there were 33% fewer fatalities and 68% fewer injuries among security officers in 2022.</p>
<p>At the same time, a growing number of cadres of left-wing extremism have turned away from violence and returned to mainstream society as a result of the Indian government’s progressive outreach.</p>
<p>Chhattisgarh, with 61 fatalities, is still the worst-affected state in 2022, followed by Jharkhand (12 fatalities), Odisha (11), Maharashtra (eight), Madhya Pradesh (two), and Bihar (one).</p>
<p>According to the MHA annual report, improved operational strategy, better monitoring of development projects in impacted regions, and expanded security force capacity throughout the afflicted states are all responsible for the overall improvement in the left-wing extremism situation.</p>
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