The guerrillas' aim is violent revolution. Their political wing, the Communist party of India (Maoist), operates underground and has an armed presence in almost half of India's 28 states. The cadre fervently believes that India's feudal traditions, ingrained caste hierarchy and skewed land ownership provide fertile ground for rebellion. The Naxalism movement originated with the split of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which resulted into the formation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist). Naxalites of Naxals in a simple term used to define well-organised groups waging a violent struggle on behalf of landless labourers and tribal people against atrocities of landlords and other exploiters. The Naxalites argue that they are fighting oppression and exploitation to create a classless society.