Urban Naxals: a reality or just a term coined against dissent

Started on 2018-08-28 19:59:08 by FactHunt Admin

OP's Perspective

The term Naxal derives from the name of the village Naxalbari in West Bengal, where the movement had its origin. Naxalites are considered far-left radical communists, supportive of Maoist political sentiment and ideology. Their origin can be traced to the split in 1967 of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), leading to the formation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist).

Urban Naxalism means supporting and spreading the ideology of naxals in urban areas. Urban naxal can be a student, teacher, professor, columnist, journalist, filmmaker, etc.

The term Urban Naxals came into the picture after a movie called "Buddha in Traffic Jam" directed by Vivek Agnihotri was released in 2016. Later Vivek Agnihotri launched his book called Urban Naxal.

But many people are calling the term Urban Naxalism a myth and the term is coined to silence any voice that rises against the Government and establishment.

So Let's discuss Urban Naxalism to find out whether it is reality or jus a term coined against dissent.