The Red Terror
India’s operation ‘Green Hunt’ against the Communist Party Of India—Maoists- has become a red terror that threatens to engulf the entire north eastern part of India all the way to Nepal. There are disquieting signs that it could spread to other states that have grossly unequal growth, unimaginable poverty and minorities with grievances against Hindu fanaticism and oppression. Gujerat is one such state—there are others.
The Naxals ( Maoist insurgents) have used IED’s with deadly effect against CRPF personnel of India forcing them to leave their vehicles and move on foot– once dismounted they become prey to cleverly disguised anti personnel IED’s. Seeing their companions maimed and blown to bits the others are terrified to even move one foot forward. This is what the Naxals want because then they can attack stationary, exposed and largely paralyzed targets.
The last two days have been a violent and harsh eye opener for India. With 75 Indian soldiers butchered like lambs by the Maoists (Naxals), it is a slap in the face of the Indian Military and Government. Operation Green Hunt's failure seems imminent and moral of the Indian troops engaged in the Operation Green Hunt is likely to slide downwards, especially after the Indian military failed to send re-enforcements to collect the dead bodies of the slaughtered troops and the remaining few who were still alive and struggling to save their lives.
Maoists have hit back with a vengeance and this has shocked the entire nation. India's denial of the real issues and overplaying of the less dangerous elements like the Muslim Extremism in India seems to be hitting back.
Indian government must accept its internal problems. It must realize that it cannot contain the issues by force. Kashmir, Naxals, Sikhs, Dalits, and several other issues can bring India to its knees.
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