Saturday, June 20, 2009

Naxal leader denounces use of human shields in Lalgarh

Siliguri (PTI) A veteran Naxal leader on Saturday denounced the Maoist strategy of fielding women and children as human shields against advancing security forces at Lalgarh in West Midnapore.

"Using women and children as human shields is not a Maoist strategy. Those who are doing it have no knowledge of Maoist strategy," Kanu Sanyal, a founder of the naxalite movement, told PTI.

He also said the use of security forces to flush out "so called Maoists" from Lalgarh was also not the ultimate solution of problems there.

"The people there had lost faith on the Left Front government in West Bengal. It did nothing for them in the last 32 years of its rule," Mr. Sanyal charged.

He asked Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee to hold talks with the agitators, "who should put forward a proper agenda for discussion".

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