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Do you think the Maoists issue is getting out of control? What according to you is the best way to tackle this?

Asked by Good Citizen, 10 May '10 12:55 pm
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I presume that due to lack of development in certain regions/areas in some states, people got fed up with the authorities because even after 62 years of independence certain people could not get any benefit whatsoever. They felt totally ignored. These feelings of the people have been exploited by extremist elements and they harnessed their anger for their own advantage.
Authorities should go for large scale development in the Maoist/Naxalite infested areas so that people are happy with the government. Once they get jobs and are able to enjoy the fruits of independence of our great nation, they will not like to join these extremist groups and the extremism will die natural death. Only after a lot of development, government should invite the leaders of the affected people for discussions. Hence, I feel that the best way to tackle this problem is to go for massive development in the affected areas and make the people there, happy. Even the defence forces can be used only if ever ...more
Answered by Francisco, 10 May '10 01:23 pm

 
  
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I believe that Home Ministry is either unaware of the actual strength and weakness of the Maoists or under estimated them. Maoists have been building up their strength over several decades with a dedicated military approach. HM is not ideally suited to handle Maoists who have undergone military type training and have a military doctrine. HMs present approach and the Dantewada disaster prove it all. Since all the entry points to the Maoists areas are heavily mined, you need mine sweepers and other military equipments. Alternatively, you have to make use of drones and helicopter gunships and even spy satellites to snoop on them and collect intelligence before you undertake final decisive assault on Maoists. At the same time, you have to seal off all entry points to Maoists areas with a view to cut off all communication and intelligence reaching them as well as replenishment of food and medicine. This would cripple their ability to carry on the fight indefinitely. Till date, Maoists intel ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 10 May '10 02:06 pm

 
  
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True, Govt should tackle this with iron hand
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 10 May '10 03:29 pm

 
  
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