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Naxals to disrupt Jindals minning


Hyderabad : The Naxalites have plans this year to disrupt various proposed infrastructure and mining projects and steel plants by cashing in on the discontent due to displacement of tribals in mineral-rich areas of the country.



The projects, the Naxals have targeted include the bauxite mining project of the Jindals in Visakhapatnam, the Polavaram irrigation project, steel plants proposed in Chhattisgarh by Tata, Essar and Jindal, the Centre's proposed railway line on the
Rajhara-Raighat-Jagdalpur sector, Posco's steel plants under construction in Orissa, power plants proposed by the Ambanis, a proposed steel plant in Jharkhand by the Mittal Group and the Kosi irrigation project in northern Bihar.


The revelations come in the annual report of the "Central Military Commission" of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), a copy of which is with this newspaper.The Naxals are also planning political manoeuvring to use the issue of discontent among the people for a mass mobilisation against major projects of various multinational companies and different State governments across the country.


The Naxals estimate that the situation is conducive for converting groups of people to participate in a mass struggle and to eliminate police forces to achieve their objective of "liberation from the exploitative governments and the capitalist class", the Naxal annual report says.


The document claims that the governments at the Centre and states have become fearful due to the growing intensity and reach of Naxalism. The eight-page report claims that even the United States is fearful of the growing strength and confidence of the Naxalites over the last two years.


The report attempts to qualify its contentions by saying that due to the growing might of Naxalism, the State governments and the Centre have recognised the same as the biggest challenge to internal security. The violence, especially due to a strong revolutionary presence in mineral-rich Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, has posed a threat to investments of thousands of crores of rupees in these States, the report said.


"The economic policies guided by capitalism have disturbed the lives of all sections of people, as a result of which people's resistance is growing. Suicides by farmers and labourers, starvation deaths and strikes by the working class against privatisation have become common," the report claims.


The Naxals are also planning to devise counter-strategies to carry forward their armed struggle and tackle the threat posed to them by the Centre as well as by affected State governments, according to the report. Andra cafe

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