Opinion: India’s Forgotten War

It is almost 50 years since Mao Zedong proclaimed, “The guerrillas must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea”, and no movement better represents this infamous quote than Mao’s ideological children, India’s Naxalites.

Born from a peasant uprising in 1967 in the small village of Naxalbari (from which they get their name), the Maoists quickly became one of the world’s leading guerrilla forces, attracting the support of millions across the globe. However, the movement lost momentum during the 70’s as the Naxalites failed to capitalize on previous successes. Now, however, the movement appears to be regaining strength, and the Maoists appear to be regrouping, deep within India’s jungles; forging new alliances, honouring old ideologies. continue reading →

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About Deepi Virk

Deepi Virk was born in the UK in 1994 to Indian parents, but now lives in the Republic of Ireland. From an early age, he was exposed to racial discrimination and poverty, and this has had a lasting impact on him. Through his experiences, Deepi has learned valuable lessons about the world, and how to change it. His motivation is his need to change the world for the better, and at the age of 14, he realised that the system simply doesn’t work. He is currently in his last year of school, and hopes to pursue a degree in PPES (Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Sociology) at Trinity College, Dublin.

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