Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Spurt in Maoist violence
The naxal violence is on the rise without any check and policy to deal with the burning issue of the nation. Just after a month of horrible naxal attack on the cavalcades of top Congress leaders in Chattishgarh, the killing of Pakur Superintendent of police Amarjit Balihar alongwith his driver and three security guards in Jharkhand is a cause of great concern. Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar, a 2003 batch IPS officer, his driver and the guards were ambushed by the Naxals when they were returning to Pakur, after attending a meeting in Dumka, a senior official said. The incident took place near the forests of Amrapa, nearly 400 km from capital Ranchi.The extremists exploded bombs and opened fire on the police vehicles. This is not the first time that district head of police has been killed by Naxals in Bihar. On October 4, 2000, the ultras of the People's War, now merged with CPI (Maoist), had killed Lohardaga SP Ajay Kumar Singh in undivided Bihar. Lohardaga later became part of Jharkhand. In absence of any concrete policy and programme, ill-equipped police force and vote bank policy of various political parties, the morale of Maoists are on rise, which poses a great threat to the internal security of the nation. It is true that Maoists are Indians and they are our own people but the moment they establish contact with terrorist and separatist elements of the nation and our hostile neighbour to usurp power through gun and by creating internal disturbance, they cease to become Indians. The killing of police, administrative personnel and political leaders and workers by the Maoist is a direct attack on the state power and parliamentary political system. It is also true that naxalism has born out of poverty. Every third district of the country is affected by Maoist violence. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said several times that naxalism is the biggest internal threat to the nation. But the irony is that no forward movement has been decided yet how to deal with this greatest internal danger. Naxalism is more dangerous than terrorism for the nation as it has spread every third district of the nation. No concrete policy and programme has been initiated ever to deal with this vicious and violent problem by successive government at the Centre. If the problem of naxalism is continued to be ignored, the day is not far off when the issue will envelop the entire nation and pariliamentary democracy will be imperiled. This is most dangerous problem. It will remain as it is as long the government of the day continues to make policy and programme from air-conditioned room in PMO completely oblivious of ground reality.