CPI (Maoist) admits to tough phase for revolutionary movement

Spearheading the most violent armed struggle in India, the outlawed group says the movement is weak in several regions.

By Author   |   Published: 27th Sep 2017   11:51 pm Updated: 28th Sep 2017   9:05 pm
Communist Party of India (Maoist)

Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India (Maoist), spearheading the most violent armed struggle in India, has admitted that the revolutionary movement is currently undergoing a “difficult” phase all over the country.

The senior Indian Maoist leadership, constituting the all powerful Central Committee (CC), met in February last to review the progress of the revolutionary movement in the country. One of the resolutions passed in this crucial CC meeting was on the current situation of the revolution, which candidly admitted that the revolutionary movement was going through a ‘difficult’ stage all over the country. The same resolution also pointed out that the Left Wing Extremist movement in urban areas was weak and that in several regions it was still passing through a ‘setback’ phase.

These significant observations in the resolutions, a copy of which was accessed by Telangana Today, certainly speak of the overall impact of the intensified crackdown on Left Wing Extremist (LWE) movement in the country despite the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), the military wing of the CPI (Maoist) succeeding in carrying out spectacular raids on security forces in their base areas. Obviously, the observations of the Central Committee on the current status of revolution in India, would prove to be a shot in the arm for security forces and those involved in devising the counter-insurgency strategies for security forces.

Communist Party of India (Maoist)

Spread halted

The spatial spread of Maoist movement which recorded an impressive growth in last decade, now appears to have been halted. Their areas of influence, which were hitherto considered impregnable, have been dwindling for various reasons. The Central Committee document, containing many resolutions, speaks of a very serious debate that the 19-member central committee had on the current status. The Maoist party used three types of expressions, “Set back”, “Weak” and “Difficult” to denote the status of the revolutionary movement in different areas depending on the situations.

The Maoist party claimed that revolution was in different phases in 16 areas of the country, spanning different States. Organisationally, the CC oversees the functioning of four regional bureaus, which in turn monitor and coordinate naxalite activity of Special Zonal Committees (SZCs), Special Area Committees (SACs), State Committees (SCs) or Leading Committees (LCs).