PC says he will not allow armed revolution by Maoists

PC says he will not allow armed revolution by Maoists

 "Till my last blood is there in my life, I will not allow armed revolution or terrorism and violence to overtake us in India," he told a public meeting here last night.

Chidambaram said both Congress and BJP governments at the Centre had "underestimated" the Naxalites for the last 10 to 13 years.

"Now they (Naxalites) are trying to create problems in the country with arms in their hands. They are not going to succeed in this," he said.

At the same time, he said the Centre is ready to have dialogue with them provided they abjure violence.

The Home Minister said the "Naxalites are our own countrymen and not enemies like Pakistani terrorists".
On Tamils displaced within Sri Lanka, he said the visit of a delegation of MPs from Tamil Nadu to that country earlier this month had helped in sending back nearly 81,000 such people to their homes from camps.

The Sri Lankan government had given an assurance that the remaining Tamils would also be sent back to their homes from camps at the earliest, Chidambaram said.

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