Human Rights activists termed as 'unfortunate' the killing of 73 CRPF jawans by Maoists at Dantewada in Chhattisgarh but accused the central government of being responsible for it.
"It is an unfortunate fallout of the dirty war the government has launched on its own people," People's United for Democratic Rights (PUDR) activist Gautam Navlakha told PTI.
"Killing of Maoists or jawans, it is a loss of our own people. But I blame the government for this. When they are ruling out a war against Pakistan, they don't have the courage, sincerity and imagination to solve a social problem with a humane approach," the Editorial Consultant of the Economic and Political Weekly said.
The government, Navlakha said, should immediately stop Operation Green Hunt and publish the number of MOUs on mining license signed with industrialists.
Sumit Chakrabarty, editor of 'Mainstream', who prefers to call himself a civil rights activist, also regretted the death of the jawans and said the government's effort for 'a military solution to an Adivasi problem' was responsible for such an unfortunate incident.