Intelligence Agencies Say There Is Resurgence Of Naxals In Karnataka, Kerala And Tamil Nadu

Intelligence Agencies Say There Is Resurgence Of Naxals In Karnataka, Kerala And Tamil NaduNaxals in Chattisgarh. 

If intelligence reports accessed by Live Mint are to be believed, there is a strong resurgence of Maoist activities in the Kerala-Karnataka-Tamil Nadu (KKT) region. The report published by Live Mint suggests that Communist Party of India (Maoist) has started to make a comeback in the KKT tri-junction.

“Currently the Western Ghat zonal committee is run by B.G Krishnamurthy and militarily supported by Vikram Gowda. Their main recruitment is from Karnataka and Chhattisgarh, but they prefer to stay in Kerala parts of Western Ghats. There have been sightings and four groups are operating in the Kerala side of Western Ghats,” the intelligence report reviewed by Live Mint said.

“To strengthen themselves, they are planning to develop morally, militarily and their organization capabilities. They are planning to train uneducated cadres by giving them both tactical and political education,” the intelligence report further said.

The report by Live Mint further suggests that there was a decline in Maoist activities in Karnataka, as they had started to gradually shift to Kerala and southern tip Karnataka, a region which overlaps with Kerala had become a safe haven for Maoists of Odisha-Andhra border region to carry on their activities.

This comes at a time when there has been a substantial decline in Naxal related violences in the country.