Modi’s war is against adivasis, not Maoists

Interview/ Varavara Rao, poet and Maoist sympathiser

The Centre, along with state governments, has launched a severe offensive against the Maoists.

I am really worried. I fail to understand why the government is punishing Maoists. The real problem is the land issues. Rights of adivasis have been snatched. Though the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha passed land bills, giving rights to adivasis and saying that non-adivasis could not acquire land in the forests, in actuality the reverse is happening.

How is the government helping non-adivasis acquire land?

By giving mining rights to multinational companies. The Congress government had done the same, but [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi is selling adivasi land more aggressively.

Has that battle now entered a decisive stage?

Yes, it seems so. The onslaught would finish by next year. My question to him [Modi] is, why is he taking it as a war? The mission will kill adivasis. His policy is: remove the water, and the fish would ultimately die. His war is not against Maoists but against adivasis. Maoists are supporting adivasis in the jungles. So he wants to kill Maoists and ultimately the adivasis would die.

But what is wrong with private investment in mining? It would develop the economy.

How could that be? A large number of adivasis would be displaced. The huge displacement would create a massive law and order situation. [There would be] poverty as these people rely heavily on forests.

How will Mission 2016-17 be different from Operation Green Hunt?

Now it is an all-out war, unlike in the past. The government is using aerial strikes. The state governments, which wanted to crush the Maoist movement, received a great fillip when Modi became prime minister.

But why would the Modi government be more aggressive than previous Congress governments?

Because Modi’s political ideology is based on the theory of anti-communism. He views communists as enemies, more than other parties do. So, he is the fiercest and wants to finish Maoists as early as possible. Also, this government follows a World Bank-guided economic model, which would ask the government to open the mining sector to multinationals.

A top Maoist leader told THE WEEK that Maoists would abandon guerrilla action. Is it possible?

I am not sure. But the new generation of Maoists is different. Even if they do away with guerrilla war, they cannot abandon the struggle and revolution. Otherwise, they would not be called Maoists.

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  1. samir sardana

    Blunders are a way of life with Narendra Modi – the Tea Vendor PM Of India – whose mother Was a dishwasher.He correlates his mother with Ho Chi Minh,who was a dishwasher in London. Indians in their infinite wisdom,also state that Ho Chi Minh was inspired by Shivaji !

    The intoxication and hallucinations of grandeur,w.r.t. gothic tales of hitherto Cinderella history,starting from Mount Meru …. have led to the doom of Hindoosthan !

    Throughout Indian History – when men w/o pedigree,have ruled over India – they have destroyed India immediately thereafter.They all thought they were special,and from the grass roots.This is a apocalyptic trait peculiar to Hindoos – akin to that of a suicide cult.dindooohindoo

    To hide over the “shame of their birth and upbringing” and the “vicious physical and mental torture” as children – these Indian Kngs (men w/o pedigree) “gravitated to extreme forms of menial thought and cruelty” – ignoring all sage counsel – as they felt empowered,as a sign of courage and fortitude,in the face of adversity and pressures (Like the Kashmir disaster by Modi).It is a perversity of the Stoics of Yore – who see their unflinching resolve,in the face of doom,as a karmic salvation,and a sign of courage.

    The Blunders of the Chaiwala – which you will not read in the media – as the media is owned by Banias,and operated by Brahmins – a race of servile slaves and cowards.

    The Chronicles of Narendra (Narnia Chaiwala) Modi

    Make in India = Total Disaster.
    Defense Manufacturing in India = Total Disaster.
    Demonetisation = Total Disaster.
    Space = Disaster.
    ISRO Chandrayaan has doomed all hopes.The problem of the Hindoo – 1 low brain ASAT hit and they start dreaming and jay walking.All the effect of Gau Mut-ram
    Employment = Disaster.Destruction of all SME and Unorganised Jobs – FOREVER.
    GST = destroyed all that was left of the SME, after the Demo
    IAF = Disaster.IAF completely destroyed by the PAF.The IAF took the advice of Modi (stealth in Cloud cover).They did not send the best fighter jets against the PAF – Why ? How did 6 PAF, F-16s cross the Indian ADS (in daylight) and almost kill the Indian Army Chief and GOC-in-C Northern Command (and all escaped the Indian ADS on the way back,and the Indian ADS shot down its own Chopper)
    Banking = Doomed.NPA is at least 400 Billion USD in the organised sector – RBI is defrauding the nation,by hiding and lying w.r.r. the NPA/Fraud cases,so that the corporates can cheat other banks and NBFCs and Co-operatives.
    Impending DEFUNDING – AFTER RBI has circulated the credit NPAs and Fraud accounts, across the Indian public (by hiding their names,and allowing them to hoodwoink depositors and bankers),one fine day,INDIANS WILL BE ASKED TO FORFEIT A % OF ALL BANK DEPOSITS and GOI investments – to finance this credit fraud distribution – JUST LIKE THE US SUB PRIME PLAN !
    MUDRA loans are 150 Billion USD of which at least 40% will disappear.Then there is the informal banking disaster (NBFC/Chit Funds etc.).
    Kashmir – DISASTER
    GDP – MINUS 24% is a lie.Exclude the Govtt sector from GDP and the decline will be 65%.When a Govtt company produces goods and pays GST – it is just a transfer pricing of taxes.If Private sector dies for 9 months – at least the SME and Unorganised part,will NEVER return.How will the GOI earn revenue BESIDES TAXING FUEL,NICTOTINE AND ALCOHOL (and exporting Cow piss cola) ?
    The Trinity of Doom – DEMO + GST + COVID LCOKDOWN ! Covid has nailed the coffin – forever.
    Crowning glory is the GALWAN AND PRC Disaster. Chinese will not spare Modi or India – it is the Pure Mongol DNA of the Northern Chinese.They will annihilate India.The Northern Chinese of PRC are not like the Chinese of HK,Taiwan,Chiang Mai or Chinatown of USA.
    Anyone who says Hindi-China Bhai Bhai,has eaten too much Chini,id.,est., Ganja.

    We are entering into the Chinese Decade of utter, complete and merciless domination


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