MPs dis­cuss Nax­alite is­sue

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY -

The Con­sul­ta­tive Com­mit­tee of Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment at­tached to the Min­istry of Home Af­fairs met in New Delhi re­cently to dis­cuss the men­ace of nax­alites in the coun­try. The Union Home Min­is­ter Sushilku­mar Shinde said that the Gov­ern­ment has adopted a multi-pronged strat­egy in part­ner­ship with the states af­fected by left-wing ex­trem­ism (LWE) through dif­fer­ent in­ter­ven­tions in the ar­eas re­lated to se­cu­rity, de­vel­op­ment, rights and en­ti­tle­ment and im­prove­ment in gov­er­nance.

The Home Min­is­ter stated that the gov­ern­ment has taken a num­ber of steps to im­prove the ca­pac­ity build­ing of the State Po­lice Forces through var­i­ous schemes such as Se­cu­rity Re­lated Ex­pen­di­ture (SRE), Spe­cial In­fra­struc­ture Scheme (SIS), the Forti- fied Po­lice Sta­tion Scheme, Civic Ac­tion Pro­gramme, set­ting up of Counter In­sur­gency and Anti Ter­ror­ism Schools (CIAT) and rais­ing In­dia Re­serve Bat­tal­ions (IRBs).

He in­formed that the Plan­ning Com­mis­sion is im­ple­ment­ing the in­te­grated ac­tion plan (IAP) since 2010 for cre­ation of pub­lic in­fra­struc­ture and ser­vices in 82 dis­tricts of the coun­try, the ma­jor­ity of which are af­fected with LWE prob­lem.

He stated that the CPI (Maoist) still has the ca­pac­ity to launch spec­tac­u­lar strikes in its strong­hold ar­eas, es­pe­cially against soft tar­gets. The se­cu­rity agen­cies have a lot of ground to cover in neu­tral­is­ing the armed ca­pa­bil­ity of the CPI (Maoist). The role of the Cen­tral Armed Po­lice Forces is of great im­por­tance in this re­gard since 90 bat­tal­ions have been de­ployed for anti-naxal op­er­a­tions.

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