Widening debate on the Naxalite movement

The report of the expert group (EG) on "Development Issues to Deal with the Causes of Discontent, Unrest and Extremism' associated with the Naxalite movement, set up by the Planning Commission two years ago, has the merit of making the relevant issues visible in an official milieu blinded by a "security-centric' view of the movement. But will the powers that be heed the change in "policy perspective and strategy to deal with the movement' that the EG recommends in its report, Development Challenges in Extremist Affected Areas? (Editorial)