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While steps necessary to maintain law and order is an essential component to curb left-wing extremism, the spread of left-wing extremism (LWE) has other important factors which should be given due consideration. Critically analyse.

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

6. While steps necessary to maintain law and order is an essential component to curb left-wing extremism, the spread of left-wing extremism (LWE) has other important factors which should be given due consideration. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

With the deaths of 26 rebels in a police operation in Gadchiroli on Saturday, the proscribed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has faced yet another setback in its “protracted armed struggle” against the Indian state.

Key Demand of the question:

To understand the various factors impacting the cause of left wing extremism and ways to address it.

Directive word: 

Critically analyze – When asked to analyze, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them 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 balanced judgment on the topic.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving a brief on the issues and spread of left wing extremism in India.

Body:

Mention the security threats associated with LWE in India and the need to have a strong retaliatory strategy to keep the excesses in check. On the other hand also analyse underdevelopment as the root cause of LWE and suggest a developmental approach to address the issue.

Conclusion:

Conclude by stating that a fine balance of having strict enforcement along with development is the need to address the issue of LWE.