‘Finish them off’: Essay by dead Maoist’s daughter to be used in campaign posters against rebels
An essay written by a neutralised Maoist’s teenage daughter will soon be a part of the Jharkhand police’s anti-Maoist posters.education Updated: Jun 01, 2017 19:09 IST
An essay written by a neutralised Maoist’s teenage daughter will soon be a part of the Jharkhand police’s anti-Maoist posters.
“Maoists are curse to the family members, society and the country. They hamper development projects and do not let roads come up in remote areas causing many hardships for the villagers. They are bad people who beat up villagers, snatch food without probing whether the poor families can manage or not. They are not even educated. Let’s come together to finish them off.”
These sentiments featured in an essay written by Neha Kumari, the daughter of a killed naxal in Jharkhand’s Palamu. The work also won first prize in an essay writing competition on the Ill-effects of Naxalism on Society.
Neha, enrolled in Class 7 at a government school at Mahudand in Palamu is the youngest of three daughters of Ajay Yadav, a dreaded CPI (Maoist) commander wanted in over two dozen cases of naxal violence in Jharkhand and Bihar. He was shot dead with three accomplices allegedly in a turf war at Sita-chuiyan in Palamu district last month.
Sensing an opportunity, the Jharkhand police have decided to use Neha’s essay to garner more support for the propaganda war against the CPI (Maoists) in the state. They’re also planning to print it, make posters and circulate these in remote areas to make villagers aware of designs of the Maoists.
The Palamu police range deputy inspector general of police Vipul Shukla said, “Neha has exposed the Maoists’ misdeeds. What she has expressed reflects that the Maoists are not good even to their families. Even their own children have disowned their ideology.”
This proposal had been sent to the Palamu police to the state police headquarters.
Shukla further said, “Our special campaign for deprived children has garnered great support. We have won back many of them.”
The Palamu police had on Friday organised an essay writing compettion among school children on the Ill-effects of naxalixm on society at Mahudand in Palamu district. Mahudand is a naxal den and home to Ajay Yadav, who was shot dead allegedly in a turf war a few weeks ago.
The programme was a part of a special campaign – Tare Zamin Par- presently being carried out by the police in Latehar, Palamu and Garhwa district for children of remote areas. The campaign, envisaged by the Palamu DIG, aims at bringing children from deprived families in naxal-hit areas into the mainstream. So far, basic necessities like books, toys, shoes, sports kits and clothes have been distributed among hundreds of children from naxal-hit regions at camps held in remote areas.
First Published: Jun 01, 2017 18:47 IST