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Their hands tied on Naxals, DGPs tell Patil: please clarify November 11, 2004

Posted by naxalwatch in Uncategorized.

Their hands tied on Naxals, DGPs tell Patil: please clarify

Told by Minister not to expect Central direction, DGPs warn: we need to be firm, not go Andhra way


Reeling under a wave of Naxal attacks, especially after the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh effected a ceasefire and called Left wing extremists for talks, worried state police chiefs today sought clear directions from the Centre on how were they expected to deal with the problem. But Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, responding to queries from DGPs at a special session on Left wing extremism, said it was for the states to individually deal with the Naxalite problem. The Centre, he maintained, could not provide any directions in this regard. He cited the example of Kashmir where security forces were going after militants while the political leadership was keeping channels open for talks. Read More


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