Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Electoral consideration can't be ignored: PC on Naxalism- Hindustan Times

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    • Categorically ruling out the use of military to counter the Maoist threat, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday suggesting government cannot be dictatorial as there ethical and electoral considerations involved.
    • The massacre of 76 CRPF jawans by Maoists in Chhattisgarh last month had brought up the demand from certain quarters for use of armed forces to tackle the Naxals.
    • He said containing cross-border terrorism was more difficult compared to Northeast insurgency issues or Naxalism.

      "I believe that the problem of insurgency in the Northeast is within our control. By and large, it is a problem that we can contain, control and resolve.

      "Likewise Maoism or Naxalism is also within our control. We are still debating how to control it," he added.

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