Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
4. Maoism is a social, economic and developmental issue manifesting as a violent internal security threat, In this context, discuss the issues and suggest some measures to end the Maoists extremism in India. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
The article explains the security threat that Maoism poses.
Key Demand of the question:
Explain the issue of Maoism in India and suggest solutions to address the same.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start with some statistics related to Maoism in India or brief history of it.
The answer body must have the following aspects covered:
Explain the history and evolution of Maoism in India.
Then discuss in what way Maoism is a social, economic and developmental issue manifesting as a violent internal security threat.
Highlight the problems in detail.
Suggest solutions to address them, one can also comment on the policies of the government in this direction.
Conclude with way forward.