How a barely remembered island in the Sunderbans delta links to the chain of events that has led to the Indian State’s woes with Maoists.
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So long as Nepal cannot attain political stability without them, the landlocked country’s Maoists have the strongest hand to play. What might Prachanda’s next move look like?
Though fighting oppression in West Bengal, Maoists are busy oppressing their own cadres in Jharkhand. Dissent is not an option in their ideology
The police orders are to ‘flush out’ Maoists, and since actual militiamen are hard to locate the State forces end up treating every villager as a closet Maoist. It all adds up to further alienation
Peace in Nepal, or merely the absence of war, continues at the pleasure of the Maoists. For how long will this carry on?