[Assam] The Naxal/Maoist Movement, Part 2?
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Wed Aug 25 08:41:55 IST 2010
It is appalling that the Govt. of any country would employ children in any
conflict. If any of this is true, it is just rank bad, and it does not
matter one iota whether or nor Maoists/Naxals also employ children.
This does not mean that Maoists/Naxals ought to held to some lower standard
ie. 'the Govt. does it too... ' argument. Truth be told, no one, Govt., the
Naxals or any other terror group should be aware that there some socially
F & B 24/7/365 :-)
On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 9:56 PM, uttam borthakur <uttamborthakur at yahoo.co.in
> Dear Dilip Da,
> I was not aware that even the government and its collaborators (Salwa
> Judum) were using children in the conflict without exit options.
> It is expected that any pro-people organisation should abide by
> the universally accepted norms. So, the Naxalites/ Maoists are expected to
> do so since their claim is such. But it is clearly understood that in an
> outfit commandeered by guns, and especially one facing, to quote Chandan Da:
> the 3rd largest armed forces in the world, our expectations are dashed, as
> such organisations, as they are, and the reality they are in, may not be
> able to dispense with the necessity of extra hands and heads, however
> inchoate . There would be arguments that even the mass democratic movements
> in those places are perforce armed in nature due to extreme repression of
> any dissent by the state and big business interests. And I suspect that
> though Mao Tse Tung insisted on paramountcy of mass movements supported by
> people's militia, it had always been the other way round, even in his times,
> leading to infantile disorders.
> But the state agencies, especially representing Indian democracy, have done
> worse, so it seems, as they are signatories to so many charters trying to
> protect human rights.
> Dilip Deka dilipdeka at yahoo.com
> Wed Aug 25 01:33:40 IST 2010
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> How about this article from Human Rights Watch website? Is it credible? HRW
> is watching out for the children of Chattisgarh who become pawns between
> Naxalites and the Police Force. The article is long. So I posted the link
> Uttam Kumar Borthakur
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