1) Current information on whether the Naxalites are active in the state of Kerala; 2) Information on the relationship between the Naxalites and landowners [IND11686]

A representative of the High Commission of India in Ottawa provided the following information on the above subjects during a telephone interview on 14 September 1992.

The Naxalites are the members of an armed "extreme leftist group" (the Naxalite) which advocates violence; the Naxalite is an illegal group. As a Marxist group, the Naxalite is against landowners. This group is active in a number of Indian states including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tripura and West Bengal. The above-mentioned group is no longer active in the State of Kerala; the government of India has brought the situation "under control."

Attached please find an article on the political views and objectives of the Naxalite.

Additional and/or corroborating information on the above subject is currently unavailable to the IRBDC.


High Commission of India, Ottawa. 14 September 1992. Telephone Interview with Representative.


Degenhardt, Henry W., ed. 1988. Revolutionary and Dissident Movements: An International Guide. Burnt Mill, Essex: Longman Group UK Ltd, pp. 152-154.