Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Thursday, Feb 10, 2005

About Us
Contact Us
Karnataka
News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |

Karnataka Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Govt.'s stand against naxals not clear: BJP

By Our Special Correspondent

BANGALORE, FEB. 9. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislature Party meeting has criticised the Government for "not taking a clear stand" against naxalites in the Malnad region.

The meeting, held here on Tuesday, deplored the Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh's statement that the Government will reconsider the proposal to deploy the Special Task Force to flush out the naxalites. "The soft and slow action" on the part of the Government has led to the expansion of naxalite activities, participants alleged. Naxalities have been operating in Raichur, Bellary, Chikmagalur, Kodagu, Udupi and Shimoga districts by promising social and economic justice to tribal people, the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, B.S. Yediyurappa, said in a press statement here.

Mr. Dharam Singh announced in the Legislative Assembly that the Government would deploy STF to curb the spread of naxalite activities in Chikmagalur district. Following the killing of two naxalites in an encounter with the police in Koppal taluk in Chikmagalur district on Sunday, the Chief Minister has now invited naxal leaders for talks, Mr. Yediyurappa said.

He said naxalites have killed many political leaders and others in Andhra Pradesh. They are threatening the lives of elected representatives in the Malnad region and deceiving the poor in the name of human rights and social justice, Mr. Yediyurappa alleged.

He urged the Government to take action against non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that have been supporting the naxalites. Instead of giving suggestions to the Government, representatives of the Citizens Initiative for Peace should bring naxalites into the mainstream of society through peaceful methods, he said.

The decision to hold an inquiry into the killing of the two naxalites and conduct another post-mortem of the bodies indicated that the Government has not finalised its stand against the naxalites, he said.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

Karnataka

News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | The Hindu Images | Home |

Copyright 2005, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu