Saturday, November 27, 2010

Security forces to be moved out of government schools in Bastar

Published: Friday, Nov 26, 2010, 1:56 IST
Place: Raipur | Agency: PTI

Security forces will be soon moved out of government schools in the Naxal-affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, official sources said today.

The step is being taken to prevent Naxal attacks on these schools, which house security personnel engaged in anti-Maoist operations, they said.

Besides schools, the personnel reside in state-run hostels and other government buildings, which are often targeted by the Naxals, the sources said.

The security forces will be shifted out of these government facilities and accommodated in safer dwellings which will be built soon, they said.

Meanwhile, the government will remove hurdles coming in the way of filling up long-pending vacancies in Bastar, and if necessary, relax appointment rules, the sources said.

Bastar Development Group has been set up by the government to ensure faster growth in the tribal-dominated region, they added.

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