Left Wing Extremism: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

CRPF inks MoU with DRDO and IIT Delhi

On October 17, 2020, the Central Reserve Police Force signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT Delhi and Defence Research and Development Organization to find technological solutions to the operational challenges faced by the organization. Highlights There are 500 officers associated with CRPF. The MoU will enable these officers to undertake short-term courses in DRDO ..

Difference Between Naxalism and Maoism

Naxalism originated as a peasant rebellion from Naxalbari in West Bengal.  We use the terms Naxalism and Maoism interchangeably for the same Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in India. Naxalism and Maoism: Comparison While Naxalism originated in India, Maoism in China. The common thread between the two is “armed resistance” and “violence”. There are a few ..

Linkages between Development and Left Wing Extremism

Development and Extremism are linked into two ways. First, development is vital for tackling extremism or strengthening national security. Second, growth of extremist organisations, coupled with their ability to influence the process of legitimate politics and the alleged nexus of political parties with such forces, are undoubtedly impeding the development process. Thus, underdevelopment breeds insurgency ..