Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's independence day speech indirectly reveals a likely public policy failure, which in the long term could result in the eventual transformation of India into a Maoist state, much as how Nepal itself is well on its way toward becoming a Maoist state. In Manmohan Singh's speech, these two paragraphs in a nutshell show how the government views the problem and what it therefore sees as the solution. Some comments follow (bolding in quotations added):
From the Hindu:
The Left, the BJP and a few other parties have been disrupting Parliament proceedings for the past two days over the alleged involvement of the Maoists in organising Trinamool Congress rally at Lalgarh in West Bengal. They have been demanding a probe. To a question, Mr. Chidambaram said there was no evidence that the CPI (Maoist) was getting overt support from any international terrorist organisation or international militant organisation.
BANGALORE: India on Saturday said it has taken up with Nepal the Pashupatinath temple incident in which two Indian priests were yesterday thrashed, their clothes torn and sacred thread cut by dozens of Maoists who stormed the temple protesting their recent appointment.Read more: India fumes over assault on Indian priests in Nepal - India - The Times of India.
Journeyman Pictures has had out since August 2008 a 21 minute video titled India's Maoist Revolution, which focuses on Maoist activity in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh state. As per the video, one-third of Indian territory is affected by Maoist insurgent activity. And as per the two commentators--Ajai Sahni of the Institute of Conflict Management and Arundhati Roy--the Maoist insurgency is a result of class conflict. "The overwhelming majority of India's population goes unrepresented," says Sahni.