Violence is no answer says PC to Maoists

We cannot accept the theory of armed liberation struggle and guerrilla war

Violence is no answer says  PC to Maoists


“They are using words like ‘PoW’. We reject that, (it is) unacceptable in a democratic and republic system. We can never accept the theory of an armed liberation struggle and of guerrilla war,” he told reporters here.

Noting that the democratic system was large enough to accommodate every shade of political opinion, he said: “Let me assume that the CPI-Maoist has a particular political view. That view can also be accommodated in the democratic system. So, within a democratic system, there are ways in which causes can be advocated, and grievances can be redressed. But violence is no answer.” As regards the difference between Maoists and insurgents of the northeast and separatists of Jammu and Kashmir, he said the context should be understood. “One key difference is (while) others ask for secession or separate states, Maoists are not asking for separate states. I also pointed out the commonalties. What is reported is only one part of the speech,” he said.

Chidambaram had last week said that Maoists were different from insurgents in the northeast and Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, over 13,000 armed personnel of the Central paramilitary forces have arrived in the state, while seven companies of the CRPF have arrived at Chakardharpur in West Singhbhum district.

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