Naxalism started in 1967 as a socio-economic movement dedicated to the upliftment of the tribal people. But over the years, even some political parties in India have built stakes in the movement turning it to be a means of gaining political power.
- Naxalism started in West Bengal but now it has spread of UP and Chhattisgarh, parts of Uttaranchal and North East too. The worst affected regions being Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.
- Many people have died due to Naxalite attacks. Public figures including wealthy businessmen and political leaders have been abducted and held on ransom by Naxalites.
- However, what is more important and worrisome is the fact that unemployed youth are easily lured into this movement.
- Lack of jobs and anger against the government are two major reasons that leads Indian youth living in these regions towards Naxalism.
- As a long-term plan, the government needs to create more and more jobs in the worst affected regions.
- As a short-term plan, the government must shake hands with local non-government organisations to spread awareness against Naxalites. Youth must be made aware of the long-term consequences of joining the movement.
Conclude with saying that Naxalism is an angry movement and it can be dealt with patience and concern towards the youth.