Red Affairs by Bibhu Prasad Routray
Bibhu Prasad Routray
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  • The Permanence of Chaos in Kashmir
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    30 Sep, 2023   ·    5860
    Official claims about the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), especially since the August 2019 decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, portray a vastly improved scenario. The Minister of State for Home ...
  • Breaking Down ‘Statelessness’ in Manipur
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    04 Jul, 2023   ·    5854
    A dangerous and unimaginable situation has gripped Manipur since May 2023, with armed mobs defying security forces by trying to kill people, and setting fire to civilian and commercial properties, religious institutions, and politicians ...
  • Chhattisgarh’s Maoist Challenge: Is Over-reliance on ‘Local’ Forces a Mistake?
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    09 May, 2023   ·    5848
    The explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED), possibly weighing 50 kg—which killed 10 District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel and a civilian driver—in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on 28 April brings back national atten ...
  • The CPI-Maoist and the Inevitability of its Violent End
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    31 May, 2022   ·    5818
    Since the formation of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in 2004, the two decade-long war on left-wing extremism (LWE) by various Indian states has been marked by sporadic calls for peace talks. The latest was Chief Minist ...
  • Online Maoist Propaganda: How India Should Respond
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    30 Apr, 2022   ·    5815
    Extremist organisations have long tended to use the Internet to emphasise their strengths and gloss over their weaknesses. It is thus not surprising that there is no fixed pattern to the intensity of extremist propaganda. This is true bo ...
  • Why is the CPI-Maoist Most Violent in Jharkhand?
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    31 Jan, 2022   ·    5805
    Current assessments indicate that the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) is a poor caricature of its former self and mostly operating on survival mode. How is the group adjusting to this reality? Is it making efforts to revive ...
  • Left-Wing Extremism in India: Lessons from Gadchiroli
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    26 Nov, 2021   ·    5794
    Counter-insurgency literature puts the limit on the effective functionality of an insurgent group to about a decade. Globally, the optimum possibility of an insurgency achieving its desired result has been within the first decade of its ...
  • Left-wing Extremism: A Tentative Pathway to a Solution
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    06 Oct, 2021   ·    5789
    “I request all Hon'ble Chief Ministers to focus on what we term as good governance. The Hon'ble Home Minister has also laid emphasis on this aspect of the management and containment strategy. This would include effective implementation ...
  • Chhattisgarh Massacre: Responding to Battlefield Setbacks
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    13 Apr, 2021   ·    5761
    Within a span of less than two weeks, 28 security force (SF) personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh by left-wing extremists from the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).  The first attack, on 23 March 2021, involving imp ...
  • COVID-19 and its ‘Low’ Impact on the LWE Movement
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    22 Jun, 2020   ·    5697
    As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks widespread socio-economic disruption across India, what could be its impact on the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE-affected) theatres? Would the pandemic affect the fighting potential of the extremists? Would it ...
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