Solve villagers' problems to contain Maoist menace: George

13 ANF camps will be given facilities, says Home minister

Solve villagers' problems to contain Maoist menace: George

Home Minister K J George has said that the best medicine to contain Maoist menace is to solve the problems faced in the villages.  

Speaking to mediapersons prior to review meeting of the police department on Tuesday, he said those who were denied of opportunity and those residing in hilly areas identify themselves with the anti-social elements. There is a need to pay heed to them and solve their problems at the earliest.  “In the police recruitment, we will give priority to the youth belonging to hilly region. At the same time, the state government is planning to impart skill development training for the youth in hilly region. There is no strong base for the Maoist movement in Karnataka. The Maoists just enter Karnataka from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and have not made a base in Karnataka,” he said.   The Minister said that 13 Anti Naxal Force (ANF) camps  in Karnataka will be given facilities and Rs nine crore has been earmarked for the purchase of arms and ammunition.  There is no differences of opinion among Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwar. All are working in coordination, he clarified. Review meeting Chairing a review meeting, he collected information on the politically motivated murders including that of Virajpet Block Congress President Abdul Lathif, at Virajpet taluk in the recent years.  Abdul Lathif’s mother who met the home minister prior to the review meeting demanded Corps of Dectectives (CoD) probe into the murder of her son.  K S Devaiah joins Vishwa Hindu Parishath (VHP) Kodagu district unit president K S Devaiah joined the Congress in the presence of K J George. Speaking to party workers, the Minister called upon the workers to work towards the victory of the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. The numerous welfare schemes and programmes implemented by the UPA government should reach the commonman. The issue on exemption to possess firearms will be solved amicably, he said. 

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