Brothers and sisters of the soul unite / We are one, indivisible and strong
They may try to break us / But they dare not underestimate us
They know our memories are long / A mass of sleeping villages
But check out our history / So rich and revolutionary
A prophecy / That we will rise again!
Like springing tigers / We encircle the cities
To the future we will take an oath / High up in the mountains
Deep in the forest / Our home is the undergrowth.
And we must never give up / Until the land is ours
No never give in / ’til we have taken the power.
Because, I am just a naxalite warrior / Fighting for survival and equality
Policeman beating up me, my brother and my father / My mother crying ’can’t believe this reality’
O Hindustan Times tem a história do movimento: http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=0b41af48-1ca9-49a1-b064-24843790d6e4&ParentID=a5d3fd46-0c94-448a-99c4-c2f774a625ee&&Headline=History+of+Naxalism , mas a razão por detrás de tudo isto:
“Campaigners say that the reason why the government has opened a new front in this battle lies beneath Chhattisgarh’s fertile soil, which contains some of the country’s richest reserves of iron ore, coal, limestone and bauxite. Above live some of India’s most impoverished people: semi-literate tribes who exist in near destitution.
India’s biggest companies have moved stealthily into the forest areas, buying up land and acquiring the rights to extract the buried wealth. In 2005 the Chhattisgarh government signed deals worth 130bn Indian rupees (£1.6bn) with industrial companies for steel mills and power stations.
The Naxalites have begun a campaign against such industrialisation, which the state sees as necessary to create jobs and provide the raw materials for economic growth.”
“O Ministério indiano do Interior tem outros números para vítimas dos naxalitas: 1996: 156 1997: 428 1998: 270 1999: 363 2000: 50 2001: 100+ 2002: 140 2003: 451 2004: 500+ 2005: 892 2006: 749 2007: 384 2008: 658
E há ainda este filme: Aparahnam (Fim de Tarde)- 1990, de M P Sukumaran Nair. Libertado da prisão, um ex-naxalita permanece sob suspeita e não consegue arranjar trabalho. Recusa emigrar para o Golfo e é incomodado pela polícia e pelos seus antigos amigos. Durante a Emergência de Indira Gandhi é novamente encarcerado, e no final tudo o que lhe resta são as memórias dos seus tempos de revolucionário…