Monday, March 01, 2010

Turning a Blind Eye to “Economic Terrorists”

MAINSTREAM, VOL XLVIII, NO 10, FEBRUARY 27, 2010

Monday 1 March 2010
COMMUNICATION

I would support Naxalism sans its violence. Some call the Naxals “terrorists”. If at all they could be called terrorists, they are too small a section of the society. There is a larger and stronger class of capitalists, who should ideally be described as “economic terrorists”, for a majority of them plunder the economy, with the overt and covert support of the politicians and bureaucrats. This class has always ensured that certain sections of the society are deprived of basic necessities, and denied fundamental rights. The growth of our economy has only widened the disparity between the haves and have-nots, giving rise to extreme discontent among the masses. As long as the government turns a blind eye to this serious issue, extremism will continue to grow. No amount of state terrorism will be able to quell it.

V.V. Vijayan

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Chembur, Mumbai-400089.

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