Thursday, October 29, 2009

Maoists-SIMI tie-up to create base in south India: IB - National Issue |

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    • The Communist Party of India-Maoist have established linkages with the banned Students Islamic Movement of India, and are looking to set up a base in south India, an Intelligence Bureau report, accessed by, has revealed.
      This is the first time an intelligence agency has established a link between the two banned groups.

      The report says that early this year leaders of the two organisations held two meetings -- in Bengaluru  and Hyderabad -- to strike an alliance.

      After discussions, the two outfits decided to create a joint base in south India, the report said, adding that while they would step up recruitment, the base would operate out of Kerala .
    • the Maoists are always open to make strategic alliances which will aid them achieve their ultimate goal. Known as Strategic United Front, the Maoists say that it is one of the three 'magic weapons' that will help them reach their goal (The other two are the party and the army).