Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Naxal massacres and Govt’s old raga

06/04/2010 13:16:00

Naxal massacres are being continued despite government’s Operation Green Hunt. On Tuesday, the activists of banned CPI (Maoist) have displayed their strength and nature of brutality. At least 73 CRPF personnel were killed in the deadliest ambush in Mukrana forests of Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

The attack has raised serious question over UPA government’s approach to tackle the rising naxal menace in the country.

However, the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidamabarm have described naxalism as a biggest threat to the internal security.

But idea to bring banned CPI (Maoist) outfit to table for talks, has completely been failed. Chidambaram’s remark: “We can’t wage war against our own people”, has been raising questions over Central government’s willingness to fight naxal menace.

Enough is enough. The situation has become alarming after recent naxal attacks on security forces. Agree, we can’t wage war against our own people, what would you say at the loss of lives after today’s bloodbath. The security persons, who lost their lives in various naxal attacks were also our own people.

On April 4, Maoists triggered a landmine blast in Orissa's Koraput district, killing 11 security personnel of the elite anti-Naxal Special Operations Group.

On February 15, 24 personnel of Eastern Frontier Rifles were killed in a Maoist attack on their camp in West Bengal's West Midnapore district.

Maoists have made stronghold in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Maoists are running parallel government in these regions.

Maoists are equipped with sophisticated arms and ammunitions. If intelligence inputs are to be believed, China and Pakistan are backing and funding Maoist to destabilize India’s economy and development.

After early morning ambush on April 6, 2010 personnel, Government should rethink its decision to hold talks with naxals. They should be dealt with iron hands. The causality is too high, which shows the savage nature of CPI (Maoist) and their capability. Mr. Chidambaram time is ripe to take zero tolerance approach against Naxalism in the country. Naxals should be treated as par with the terrorists.

Involve Army to flush out Maoists from their bastion. The flaws in Government’s Operation Green Hunt against Maoists have been surfaced after three major attacks on security forces.

The UPA government at the Centre should adopt a policy, fight to finish the naxalism from its roots

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