Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
The 25 May 1967 peasant uprising at Naxalbari in Darjeeling district of West Bengal began under the leadership of revolutionary communists belonging to the Communist Party of India - Marxist [CPI(M)]. On 22 April 1969 they formed the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist).
The revolutionary struggle for seizure of political power by the Indian proletariat faced a serious debacle in 1972. By 1978 meaningful attempts were initiated to revive the revolutionary struggles and also the party by the CPI (ML), as tactical understanding became more realistic in accordance with the Indianisation of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Tse Tung thought.
In India today there are many Maoist parties and organizations that either predate the CPI-ML or emerged from factions when the CPI-ML split after the death of Charu Majumdar. Three of them, the CPI-ML (People's War), CPI-ML (Party Unity), and the Maoist Communist Center (MCC), are currently engaged in armed struggle.
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