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UP police plan to counter Maoist ideology

india Updated: May 27, 2010 21:50 IST
Rajesh Kumar Singh

The Power flows from the barrel of the gun, that's the Maoists ideology. The Maoists are committing atrocities over women and robbing common people, this is the reply of the UP police to Maoist campaign in the tribal dominated districts.

To counter the Maoist ideology the Uttar Pradesh police has come out with campaign materials to win over the tribals.

These days the police personnels are moving with load of calendars, posters and pamphlets in the Maoist infested area including Sonbhadra, Mirzapur, Chandauli and Chitrakoot districts. These districts located on the border of Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar are considered stronghold of the Maoists.

The cops are distributing the campaign material among the villagers who are suspected to be sympathizer of Maoists and providing them shelter as well as recruit.

The calendar highlights the human face of the police like organization of health camps and sports meet in the villages, distribution of utensil, textbooks, bags and textbooks among the tribal and children. On the other hand the calendar also carries pictures of Maoist atrocity including holding courts, beating innocent people, levying rangdari tax and committing loot in the villages.

In protest against the operation 'Green Hunt' the Maoists have planned to observe black day from May 28 to June 2 in various districts. They have threatened to target the security forces and government installations to send a clear cut message to the Union Home Ministry to call off the operation else they would continue to hit at the government machinery.

Talking to HT the ADG (Law and Order), Brij Lal said the UP police is geared up to check the naxal menace. Along with deploying additional forces on the bordering area we are also focusing on community policing.

Along with organizing health camps and other social activities in the rural areas we are also organizing folk music programme. The local poets have composed the lyric calling upon the tribal to consider the cops their brethren and to join hand in disposal of the problem. 'Manzil door hai, par ham saath hai, rashtey ek hoo jaingey' reads a line of the poem.

The state police has also prepared a plan to counter the Peoples Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) the military wing of Maoist with force.

Brij Lal said an alert had been sounded in all the naxal infested districts. The sensitive points have been identified and extra police force was deployed. A new post was set up at Pasupari village in Sonbhadra district and one company PAC had been deployed. The police posts at Chachikala village, Mahuli (Sonbhadra), Airwatand, Chakarghata, Anjan Naugarh (Chandauli), Sakesthgarh (Mirzapur) have been fortified.

The superintendent of police, Sonbhadra, Dr Pritindar Singh said the district police would work with coordination with GRP and RPF to protect the government installations and ensure safe movement of road and rail traffic. We will work in coordination with the police of the neighbouring states. "I am in touch with the superintendent of police of Sarguja (Chattisgarh), Garhwa (Jharkhand), Rohtas and Kaimur (Bihar) to ward off the Maoists.