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New emerging threat in South Asia an alliance between Leftists and Islamists

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Submitted by Amitabh Tripathi (India), May 12, 2008 at 08:41

Victory of Maoists in Nepal has two reactions in India. One which portrays this victory as an opportunity for Indian government to pursue Nexalites in India to join mainstream and follow the path of their Nepali counterpart. According to second reaction victory of Maoists in Nepal is going to deterioate the security interests of Indian and Indian governement should work hard to crush maoist insurgency in Nepal as well preventing maoists to make king of Nepal irrelevant in political context.

The most dangerous sign which people in Indian media has shown is that they are pleading for Maoists and it has some serious implications as well reasons. Indian media in general and print in particular has dominance of people who are indoctrinated with Leftist ideology and most of them were activists of Left in their college period. They belong to that period when Marxism was fashion for intellectuals and college campuses were full of these people. In India since 1989 social and political change took place. After Economic reform was initiated and some drastic changes came in existence at economic level it has some impact on society as well. In the mean time surgence of Hindu forces was witnessed and leftist ideology sidelined.

After demolition of Babri structure in Ayodhya in 1992 leftists collaborated with several anti Hindu forces in the name of secularism and in this composition they don't have more say but were surviving in any way.

After 2000 situation has changed to some extent and social devision of have's and have's not has come in debate again and it has given a chance to leftist to curse American policies as well some agencies as responsible for all this. In Indian context this development is very important because social disparity has created a vacumn in society and provided an opportunity for any organisation to woo havenot's to their side and nexalites in India exploited this situation in very shrewd manner. They are active in remote part of India which is very poor, illitrate and geographically scattered and made of hills and forests. Becuase of its geographical conditions these areas are very much terrorism prone.

Two years back I journeyed one of nexal effected area named Chhatisgarh and met with some nexalites. They have clear edge on security forces because of geographical structure but most important thing is that nexalites working on parralel political and social system. They have their own school in which they not only teach children of tribals but also give financial assistance to their parents. I have a chance to visit their schools also they have their text books and these text books teach that Hindus in India are in alliance with imperialistic America and we have to fight both communal and imperialistic forces because both are two faces of same coin. They talk about a new world order where there will be no disparity and there is equality. They also publish a magazine called Mukti Maarg( way of salvation). In this magazine they have mobilised those writers and acamecians who have left inclination.Islamists also talk of new world order based on kuran and shriyat and both ideologies support repression and violence to achieve their goal.

This theme has also been adopted by Islamists in India against Hindu forces as well as America. This is a common point where Islamists and leftists in India come close to each other. After victory of Maoists in Nepal left academia and establishment in Indian see a chance of resurgence of communism in global perspective and this is the reason why they are pursuing Indian people and government to hail the victory of Maoists and take it as a golden opportunity to take nexalites back in mainstream.

I want to draw your attention on one more important point about which nobody has disscussed but it has serious implications on both India and America. In India leftists have very limited electoral appeal and they are confined to only three states West Bengal, Keral and Tripura and in other states their presence is negligible. In new scenarion they are thinking about their resurgence with help of nexalites. Nexalites have big presence in more than 100 districts of India with states, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, TamilNadu, Jharkhnd, Chhatisgarh, Andhra Pradesh.

In these states they have more influence in some pockets. When two years back I visited Chhatisgarh and met with some nexalites and their sympathisers I was told to have a close look on the developments of Nepal and told me about their plan that when they would be able to brought down system of Nepal and construct it with their plan they will sharpen their movement in India.These sympathisers of nexalites are almost activists of communists parties in India and with support of nexalites and intimidation these sympathisers have a plan to broden the electoral power of Communists in India.

As earlier I said growth of nexalites in India have some effect on America also. After 9\11 we have witnessed several left ideologues overtly supporting Islamists but in India new nexus is building and leftists and Islaimists have common enemy in India in the name of Hindu and America. If this nexus will get strenght in India and south Asia finally it would damage America and West as well.

Four years back In India there were several people in Media with liberal-left inclination who were saying that Al queda has launched a war aginst America and India has not to worry becuase Osama Bin Laden has said nothing against India. It was mischiveous misrepresentation of facts. These are the people who want to see the victory of communist ideology at any cost and even they don't hesitate to make an alliance with Islamists for this cause. Victory of Maoists in Nepal has emboldened leftists in India and they are dreaming of the resurgence of communism.

To counter this growing trend we have to take some initiatives. A parallel nationalist socialist movement should be promoted in India to fill the vacumn of disssatisfied people which ultimately culminates in strong anti imperialstic movement. Once nationalist soicalist movement will take place nexalites have no chance to woo dissatisfied people to their side. This is also true with chinese hegemony in Asia. Coalition governement in India of Congress and Left have some common agenda and congress is eyeing for next 10 years to stay in power. President of Congress Party Mrs Sonia Gandhi grooming her son Rahul Gandhi to hold the post of premiership for next 10 years. To make this happen Congress has to rely heavily on Left parties and this is why congress has adopted the policy of submission to leftists and Islamist. In this situation Indian government in near future is going to embolden the Islamist and leftist forces.

Taking into account the global scenarion Indian and American interest has become very much common at least at strategic level. Pakistan, bangladesh, Nepal and China could come close with a block in near future and it would have security impolications for India. Nexus of Red green allinace as Dr Richard Benkin has predicted could become reality in South Asia. To prevent this India and America should come together and America should consider Hindu nationalists as their ally.

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