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No talks with Naxals, Red shadow in Delhi

india Updated: Jul 08, 2009 23:23 IST

No talks with Naxals

The central government does not propose to hold any direct talks with naxalites, but would welcome a dialogue between Left wing extremist groups and any state government.

“There is no proposal for the Central Government to hold talks directly with the Left wing extremists," union Minister of State for Home, Ajay Maken informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

“State Governments have, from time to time, appealed to the Left wing extremists to abjure violence and hold talks with the government on any issues that are of concern to them," Maken said. “The centre will welcome such talks,” he said.

Red shadow in Delhi

The government on Wednesday said intelligence inputs suggest Naxal activity in Delhi, Punjab and Uttarakhand.

“As per available inputs, certain Maoists activities have come to notice in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand,” Maken said.

Security threat to coastal states: An elaborate intelligence network is in place to check security threats to coastal states, union Home Minister P Chidambaram informed the House.

Responding to a query that there were reports of increased threat perception through sea route in Chennai, the minister said intelligence inputs had been recently shared with the Tamil Nadu government.

Anti-trafficking cells

Anti-human trafficking cells will be set-up in every district of the country, Chidambaram said.

“The states will be helped in setting up an anti-human trafficking cells to sensitize the State police against trafficking,” Chidambaram said.

The Home Ministry has set-up an Anti Trafficking Nodal Cell, and, is working on a plan of action for drafting an integrated national plan of action, he informed.

Noting that a bulk of human trafficking cases are directly related to women and girls, he said out of 4,087 cases in 2007 related to trafficking, 3,568 cases were concerned with immoral trafficking.