'Maoist activities will be checked'

State government has released funds for development work: Minister

 District-in-Charge Minister D N Jeevraj said that stringent action will be initiated against Maoists , after holding discussions with the Home Minister and top police officials.

Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of 97th birth anniversary of former chief minister Devaraj Urs here on Monday, he said that the State government has released funds to take up development work in Naxal infested areas. The police will continue combing operations inside the forest.

Later at the programme, he said “Urs was a great visionary. He had tried to give justice to the people hailing from backward community.”

To realise the dreams of Urs, the State government has announced a ministry for the backward classes. The government had utilised Rs 50 crore for the development of backward community and minority last year. A sum of Rs 21 lakh has been released for the development of three churches in Chikmagalur.

MLA M P Kumaraswamy said “caste is getting prominence in the society. There are several instances wherein people from backward classes are cheated in the society. There is a need to fight for equality and social justice.”

Equality and social justice have become a dream. The dreams of Urs have not been fulfilled so far. There is a need to take society in a new direction, he said. MLC Gayathri Shanthe Gowda, Zilla Panchayat President Suchitha Narendra, Deputy Commissioner Rangaswamy, Superintendent of Police Shashikumar and others were present.

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