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India: The Maoists-Naxalites And The Threat To Democracy

Categories: South Asia, India, Elections, Politics, War & Conflict

On 16th of April, 2009, just as the Indian elections began, the Maoists attacked police and poll booths in Latehar district of the eastern state of Jharkhand in India. Words From Solitude provides background [1] of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and its factions and the naxalite movement [2] to understand their ideologies and their violent poll boycott strategies.