Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
6. “The Maoist insurgency is more of a law and order problem than an ideological one in India”, Comment. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
The article from Indian Express brings to us detailed analysis of the Maoist problem in the country.
Key Demand of the question:
Analyse in what way the Maoist insurgency is more of a law and order problem than an ideological one in India.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Start with some data on recent insurgencies witnessed in the country.
First discuss in what way the problem is more of an ideological one. The Maoist insurgency is more of a law and order problem than an ideological one. It is always so in areas in the throes of insurgency of any kind. The tribal support for Maoists being ideological rather than being a largely forced one or one that has to do with their daily struggles of life during which the state hardly plays an assuaging role.
Give examples to support your answer.
Conclude with solutions to address the problem.