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

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Bogey of Naxalism

This is apropos “Savage War for ‘Development’” (April 19) where Gautam Navlakha tries to “demystify, rather deobfuscate, official policy vis-a-vis ‘leftwing extremism’”.

It was surprising that the apparent dissonance between the home minister and prime minister about the evaluation of “left wing extremism” was not mentioned. Interestingly while one notices concurrence of views as far as measures to be taken to control the “menace” is concerned, time and again Shivraj Patil, the present home minister has presented a different evaluation of the “threat” posed by “left wing extremism”.

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