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UP move to wean away tribals from Maoists

lucknow Updated: May 27, 2010 08:21 IST
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In an attempt to wean away tribals from the influence of Maoists and gear up security in three-affected districts- Mirzapur, Sonebhadra and Chandauli- the state government has chalked out an elaborate action plan.

The additional director general (law and) Brijlal would be on a tour of the affected region on May 26 and 27 to review the prevailing situation. Brijlal said both UP police/ PAC and CRPF had been deployed in the region to contain the menace.

Brijlal told journalists in Lucknow on Tuesday that apart from reviewing the preparedness of the security forces, he would also take stock of community policing, which had yielded positive results in control the situation.

In fact the state government is of the view that more than law and order problem the Naxal crisis is product of massive socio-economic disparity in the region. Chief Minister Mayawati also held the centre responsible for rising Naxal problems.

Brijlal thus said that people’s involvement in controlling the situation had improved the situation. He said as a part of community policing the state police had also launched welfare schemes like organizing medical camps, distributing foodgrains, clothes, utensils and bicycles to the people. Brijlal said he would inspect all these works.

The Chief Minister had also recently said that in the absence of basic facilities to the people, Naxalites widened their base in Mirzapur, Sonebhadra, and Chandauli districts.

Mayawati said due to abject poverty, unemployment, lack of health and education facilities in Naxal affected areas, people felt ignored and they were forced to become the supporters of Naxalism. She said the faulty policies of centre and previous state governments were responsible for the growing menace of Naxalism.