Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Maoists make hay, Home Ministry remains confused

Despite identifying Maoists as the greatest threat to the national security, the Home Ministry appears to be confused. Observers say such confusion will only help the rebels to intensify their depredations.

CJ: Rupam Banerjee Wed, Nov 11, 2009

PRIME MINISTER Manmohan Singh continues to describe the Maoists, as the greatest threat to the internal security and his Home Ministry carries on with confusing statements but the much-publicised strong actions against rebels remains elusive.

“Either there is a lack of proper coordination in the UPA or Home Minister P Chidambaram is bowing down to the pressures of the pro-Maoists elements in the cabinet enabling the rebels to virtually dictate the terms,” observers feel.

“Over the past few months, the Home Ministry has virtually made a 180 degree turn from a comprehensive armed action under the supervision of the senior military official to talks with the rebels without even surrender of arms. This has not only cast a doubt over the intention of the UPA government but also allowed the Maoists to go ahead with their depredations killing security men and eliminating political opponents,” they pointed out.

The Maoists have paid little respect to the UPA Government’s call for abjuring violence by not only killing at least eight people including four security men, abducting two police sweepers and blowing up three schools in the past few days but also demanding an apology from the Prime Minister for armed actions against the rebels.

“Talks are always a ploy of the Maoists to regroup themselves to carry on further depredations. It happened in Andhra Pradesh during former Chief Minister Y Rajasekhara Reddy’s talks with the Maoists. The rebels even came with arms and ammunition to participate in the talks. Obviously the talks did not succeed. The Maoists are bloody murders and they should effectively countered before any dialogue is initiated,” the observers say.

They say the Home Ministry is fully aware of the fact that the Maoists have been receiving helps, both monetary and arms, from both inside the country and abroad. Home Ministry officials have even indicated that the Maoists may get arms from China, one of the biggest contributors to the clandestine arms market. But the Ministry preferred to wait and watch without taking any comprehensive measure to quell the rebels.

“The confusing attitude of the Home Ministry gives credence to the allegations that the UPA is not sincere in tackling the Maoists’ threat since the rebels are very much active mostly in the opposition ruled states,” the observers say.

They also expressed wonder as to how secret information are passed on to the rebels and claimed that the Maoists were successful in planting their sources within the Home Ministry. “It was reported that 40 per cent of the students passing out from a Delhi University had allegiance to the Maoists and some of them might work for the rebels even after joining various departments of the Central Government,” they pointed out.

The observers referred to the Maoist upsurge in West Bengal and said some opposition parties had been utilizing the rebels like the Congress had used the Naxalite elements against the left parties in the early 70s. “But the Trina-Maos appear to be more dangerous than the Congsals as they have more firepower with sophisticated assault rifles, pistols and explosive devices,” they warned.

Whatever the case may be one thing is very clear that if the menace is not tackled immediately the State will suffer immensely and its growth will be further retarded.

1 comment:

yahoomail said...

EVERY HIGH UP IN THIS GAME; ON BOTH ENDS; IS HARVESTING HAY AT THE COST OF THE LIVES OF COPS, CADRES OF NAXLAS & ABOVE ALL AT THE COST OF LIVES OF INNOCENTS BEWILDERED CHILDREN & EVEN UNBORN ONES INCLUDING THEIR PARENTS.
WHY NOT THE PRIME MINISTER, HOME MINISTER OF INDIA & THE CHIEF MINISTERS OF THE NAXALS;POOR PROPLES; AFFECTED STATES,DARE TO DEBATE ON THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA TO SET THIS ISSUE AT REST,INSPITE OF REQUEST MADE ERALIER THROUGH THIS PAGE?--dr.amritgaur