Friday, November 02, 2007

Will power required to curb Naxalism: Sinha

Hazaribag (Jharkhand) (PTI): Unless effective steps like coordination between the administration and the police were taken, it would be difficult to curb Naxalism in Jharkhand, the BJP's national vice-president Yashwant Sinha said on Thursday.

"Apart from coordination, modernisation of the police and strengthening of the intelligence wing are some other effective steps required to be taken to face Naxalites who are equipped with sophisticated weapons," Sinha said.

He alleged that the state government had no will power to challenge the Naxalites who recently massacred 19 villagers at Giridih's Chilkaridih.

Sinha, who is participating in the two-day state executive committee of the BJP at his home town Hazaribag, said the need of the hour was to enact a strong law to root out the Naxal scourge.

Criticising the Centre for scrapping the POTA, the former External Affairs minister claimed the erstwhile law had been effective in dealing with such problems.

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