Were these villagers exploited by these landlords? Of course, they were! The government failed them, the village heads and the sarpanches were none other than their employers, and they couldn’t dare put up a resistance against the system. With a heavy Communist influence from the East, once the Naxalites swooped in with the message of liberation and the promise to provide them land of their own and riches without hardship, they became their automatic allies.
It's odd that the massacre of the CRPF jawans didn't result in an intensification to all-out efforts ...“As per the initial reports, the Maoists have done this. The operation against them will be intensified and all-out efforts will be made to free the state and the country from this danger,” Bhattacharjee told reporters. “This is a difficult job but the government is confident to confront them.” “We have fought against the Naxals in the sixties and seventies and we won. The difference between that time and now is that the Maoists are coming from another state like Andhra Pradesh. But we would oppose them politically and administratively,” Bhattacharjee said.
Government may rope in army experts to detect and remove IEDs and mines planted by Naxals, given the limited experience of paramilitary and state police forces engaged in operation against the ultras. The move comes following inputs suggesting that the Naxals have planted IEDs and mines in forests of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal to cause maximum casualty to security forces who are conducting operations against them.