No ready solution to Maoist problem: Home Secretary
There was no ready solution to the country's Maoist problem, Union home secretary R K Singh said on Monday and stressed on developing intelligence to effectively counter the threat posed by it and jihadi terrorists.patna Updated: Apr 02, 2012 22:48 IST
There was no ready solution to the country's Maoist problem, Union home secretary R K Singh said on Monday and stressed on developing intelligence to effectively counter the threat posed by it and jihadi terrorists.
"We have a fight with the enemy (Maoists) who have faith in violence and we do not have a ready solution .... There are some people who talk about finding a solution through talks. But I think no there is nothing for holding talks," he said while inaugurating the Indo-Tibet Border Police Force sector headquarter in Patna.
"The Maoists want to end the country's present democratic arrangement by force. At the same time they carry out propaganda that they are fighting for the poor and the tribals, which is nothing but a pretension.... Most of those killed by the Maoists were poor people and tribals and their fight is a war of attrition," he said.
The country, he said, was also facing 'jihadi terrorism' and terrorists are sneaking into the country from Nepal. They then try to inspire others to take to terrorism and travel from one place to another to execute the terror activities.
Exuding confidence that the people and the government would effectively thwart the twin challenges and keep the country secure, he said, "We have strengthened para-military forces and different institutions for internal security during the past few years."
The setting up of the ITBP sector headquarter here was a step to creating the infrastructure for the security of the country, he said.
First Published: Apr 02, 2012 22:45 IST