Naxalism in Chhattisgarh is a fallout of Salwa Judum: Tribal Affairs Minister


naxalites

By ET Bureau | 30 May, 2013,
READ MORE ON » tribal affairs minister | Shivraj Patil | Salwa Judum | Naxalism | massacre | Kishore Chandra Deo |Jairam Ramesh

 

What you have seen in Bastar over the last two weeks - starting with Sarkeguda and then this massacre - is nothing but chain reaction to Salwa Judum, says KC Deo
What you have seen in Bastar over the last two weeks – starting with Sarkeguda and then this massacre – is nothing but chain reaction to Salwa Judum, says KC Deo
What you have seen in Bastar over the last two weeks – starting with Sarkeguda and then this massacre – is nothing but chain reaction to Salwa Judum, says Tribal Affairs Minister Kishore Chandra Deo

Do you need to rethink the strategy against Naxalism after Bastar? 

All this is the fallout of Salwa Judum. I had opposed the movement since Shivraj Patilwas home minister. What you have seen in Bastar over the last two weeks – starting with Sarkeguda and then this massacre – is nothing but chain reaction to Salwa Judum.

Do you think the government should change its strategy? 

How? All along they have been taking police action. I have been saying that we need to take action wherever there is a law and order situation but the stress should be on developmental activities

The government has many schemes, like Integrated Action Plan… 

These have shown results in some areas but there is the need to involve people in decision-making. Present schemes put all power in the hands of DMs, district forest officer and the superintendent of police.

How should the government approach the Naxal problem? 

Development should precede combing operations. I come from a Naxal-affected area. One part of my constituency, Parvatipuram, had this problem. The only way we could tackle it was by first building roads, then supplying drinking water and then all other facilities followed. While constructing roads, you must provide security so that you can tackle the Naxals.

You seem to differ with your colleague Jairam Ramesh who termed Maoists as terrorists…

I wouldn’t go to that extent. They are extremists, yes. Their actions are of an extremely undemocratic nature.

Congress is talking about a nexus between the corporates and Naxals… 

That’s true. Some private firm employees were caught with money which had to be paid to Naxals. But after those news items we found nothing. Why was there no probe? Corporate houses pay protection money.

Interviewed by Nidhi Sharma

 

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: #India- Tribal Affairs Minister cautions against deploying Army to tackle Maoist problem | kracktivist
  2. Trackback: Press Release – Unending Spiral of Violence: Darbha | kracktivist
  3. Trackback: Press Release- AID Condemns the Violent Attack in Chhattisgarh | kracktivist
  4. Trackback: Maoists in the jungle, Bhagat Singh in the fields—welcome to India Burning | kracktivist
  5. Trackback: Nandini Sundar on – Media’s Need for Whipping Boys | kracktivist
  6. Trackback: #India – Gandhian activist denied permission to fast over tribal issues | kracktivist
  7. Trackback: #India- A warning to Prime Minister of India , think twice before jumping the gun | kracktivist
  8. Trackback: India’s Maoist Insurgency Grinds On | kracktivist
  9. Trackback: #India – The Brechtian choice in the Red Corridor | kracktivist
  10. Trackback: #India – Face to Face: Kishore Chandra Deo, Union Mininster for Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj | kracktivist
  11. Trackback: Maoist violence is not a mere law and order problem: Tribal Affairs minister | kracktivist
  12. Trackback: #India – The Dangerous word : Maoists or Terrorists ? | kracktivist
  13. Trackback: #India -‘Tribals turn extremists because states are too busy making money from land’ | kracktivist
  14. Trackback: #India- wake up to the mining-politician nexus wreaking havoc in our politics | kracktivist
  15. Trackback: Salwa Judum rape accused acquitted as victims turn hostile #Vaw | kracktivist
  16. Trackback: #India – The Naxal, the Tribal, and the Doctor | kracktivist
  17. Trackback: #India – Activist, PMRD fellow, being victimised in Gadchiroli mining row #TISS #WTFnews | kracktivist
  18. Trackback: Kractivism » Blog Archive » Absurdities of A Police Inquiry in India #Mustread

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Archives

Kractivism-Gonaimate Videos

Protest to Arrest

Faking Democracy- Free Irom Sharmila Now

Faking Democracy- Repression Anti- Nuke activists

JAPA- MUSICAL ACTIVISM

Kamayaninumerouno – Youtube Channel

UID-UNIQUE ?

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 6,247 other followers

Top Rated

Blog Stats

  • 1,591,916 hits

Archives

%d bloggers like this: