Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism
6) “Much of the unrest in society, especially that which has given rise to militant movements such as the Naxalite movement, is linked to lack of access to basic resources to sustain livelihood”. Critically analyse. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question aims to analyse the link between spread of Naxalism and the lack of access to the resources in a region.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the relationship between resources and the spread of extremism.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Quote facts/data justifying the spread of extremism related to lack of access to resources.
The question is straightforward and must be explained using case studies as to in what way lack of resources becomes a central cause to rise and spread of extremism. Then discuss the role of the state governments to overcome these issues and challenges and in what way directed policies are required to overcome these challenges.
Conclude by suggesting solutions to the problem.