Friday, November 12, 2010

Naxals widening their base

Category » Editorial Posted On Tuesday, November 09, 2010
The mass killings of CRPF jawans by Naxalites in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh had shocked one and all. It appeared as if the government would come hard on the Naxalites and give a tit for tat reply to their misdeeds. However, the morale of the Maoists has not dampened. Instead they seem to have increased their area of operation. It is feared that the Naxalites are active in Balaghat, Mandla and Dindori.

In Balaghat, the Naxalites had murdered minister Likhiram Kanwre in his home town. However, this region has not witnessed major attacks by the Naxalites since then. It is assumed that the naxalites, to escape from the police, come here from the neighbouring states of Maharashtra, Orissa and Maharashtra.
The Union government has declared these three districts as Naxal infested. It may be noted that in the state capital the Maoists were running an arms making unit without any fear. After the police learnt about it, several accused persons were nabbed and put in jail. Thus now the Naxalites may also target the state capital Bhopal. It may be recalled that the Maoists had also broke open Jehanabad district headquarters in Bihar and released prisoners.
The State government has also informed the Centre about presence of Naxal activities in five more districts viz. Sidhi, Singrauli, Shahdol, Umaria and Aooppur. Hence these districts should also be declared as infested by the terrorists.
The state govt has launched a drive to connect the computers in different police stations in the city.

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