Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Naxal scene in UP less serious than other states; Jaiswal

Jaunpur | October 10, 2005 8:46:14 PM IST


Union minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal today said that the situation in the Naxal=dominated parts of Uttar Pradesh was far less serious than in the five other states facing a similar problem.
Mr Jaiswal told newspersons here today that Naxalism in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh had grown much faster than in the three affected districts of UP.

He said the problem could not be dealt with force alone, but needed to be addressed through development. In line with this policy, the Centre has sanctioned a sum of Rs 15 crore to each of the Naxalism-affected districts in the country, including Sonebhadra, Mirzapur and Chandaulli in UP, he said.

Mr Jaiswal said development was the best method to bring back the misguided youths into the mainstream and advised the UP government to use a judicious mix of force and development to address the Naxal problem.

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