ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Uttar Pradesh- Pre-emptive Move

Naxalite bases in these states are precisely, those where the peasants have been more vocal, butter organised and more militant in their struggle for minimum wages, land reforms and social justice and against the corruption of local officials, landlords and usurious moneylenders. Indeed North Arcot and Dharam- puri (where the latest 'encounters' in Tamil Nadu have taken place) are districts where there is relatively less exploitation and oppression of peasants. Similarly Warangal and Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh which have been declared 'disturbed areas' are districts where the local peasants have successfully compaigned against the local landlords and moneylenders.

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