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

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Jehanabad - I: Jailbreak and the Maoist Movement

The Maoist attack on Jehanabad jail was a spectacular action, but what does it say about Naxalite politics in Bihar? The recent emphasis of the Maoist movement has been on targeting the police and other state institutions, while remaining more or less silent on crucial issues such as hunger, starvaton and corruption that are of concern to the people. The counterpart of rising militaristic activity is that open and democratic movements by the revolutionary groups, which were very strong in the 1980s, have taken a back seat in the state.

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