Kerala to talk with K'taka, TN on Maoist menace

Kerala to talk with K'taka, TN on Maoist menace

Kerala is set to initiate talks with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to devise strategies to tackle presence of Maoists in the state’s northern districts.

Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala informed the Assembly on Monday that talks would be held with home ministers of the two neighbouring states.  Chennithala’s statement comes a day after the “Thunderbolts”, a commando force under the state police, and suspected Maoist insurgents exchanged fire at Chappa colony in Vellamunda, Wayanad district.

The past couple of years has seen the state government intensifying combing operations in forests that fall in the tri-junction of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The home minister told reporters later that Maoist presence had been reported in the state’s five (northern) districts.

“Maoists have traditionally taken up social issues to expand their base but there is no local support for the movement,” Chennithala said.

Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi? Who will win the battle royale of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Get real-time news updates, views and analysis on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on Deccanherald.com/news/lok-sabha-elections-2019 


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram with #DHPoliticalTheatre for live updates on the Indian general elections 2019.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry