Sunday, November 22, 2009

Crush the danger of left extremism boldly-Prakash Singh, IPS (Retd.)

Vimarsha, the monthly discussion session of Vivekananda Kendra International was recently held in the premises of Vivekananda Kendra International. The Vimarsha started with the chanting of the Vedic mantras. Shri Ajit Doval, the honorary director of the Vivekananda Kendra International and Shri Prakash Singh IPS (Retd.), the speaker, introduced the topic. Mananeeya Nivedita Didi, the honorable vice-president of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari chaired the session.

Shri Prakash Singh started his deliberation by echoing the view of Shri. Ajit Doval that the problem of left wing extremism has touched its dangerous zones, but is not insurmountable if we develop our capacities to meet the challenge. He stated that Naxalism occupies the second position after jihadi terrorism in terms of its potential for terror. He again postulated that unlike many other issues like that of the Kashmir, there is clarity of thought with the machinery about the issue of Naxalism and the manageability of the concern.

He acknowledged the recent initiatives like Forest Rights Act-2006, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy -2007, National

Rural Employment Guarantee Programme, etc for their respective contribution to the mission. The speaker eulogised the attempt of forming resistance group called ‘Salwa Judum’ by arming the tribals to fight the Naxals and thus supporting the State machinery in combating the menace.

The core of the action plan to be adopted by the government should be based on a single foundation that the development paradigm pursued since independence has aggravated the prevailing discontent among marginalised sections of society. But despite all the drawbacks and deficiencies in the government, the Naxals were not justified in their use of violence against it, carried out under the pretext of establishing social justice. So the nation has to respond to the hydra-headed menace in a decisive manner and work towards transforming the lives of the people belonging to various sections of the society.

The session was followed by a question-answer session in which various important personalities like Shri Bhurelal, Shri RK Khandelwal participated. The interaction with the audience was followed by an oration by Mananeeya Nivedita Didi, in which she elucidated how the Naxalites were acting against the interests of the nation by massacring a large number of poor people who did not tow their line and yet audaciously projecting themselves as the protector of the impoverished. Shri Doval concluded the session and gave the vote of thanks to the dignitaries, the esteemed audience. The Vimarsha concluded with the chanting of the Shanti Mantra.

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