Friday, December 12, 2008

Maoist killings in state akin to terrorism: Buddhadeb

KOLKATA, Dec. 10: Chief minister, Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, today claimed that the killing of “class enemies” by Maoists in the state was a form of terrorism and should be “dealt properly”. He was speaking at a programme organised by the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) on the occasion of Human Rights Day.
He said that Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand are areas where Maoists have a strong presence. This is leading to problems like killing of innocent policemen in areas near the Jharkhand- West Bengal border.
The chief minister also questioned the need of having a National Human Right Commission (NHRC) for matters relating to the state when a state level organisation ~ WBHRC~ was performing the same function. n SNS

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