Is the government sleeping or are the Naxals too smart to be identified and shot? This is one of the most basic and the first questions that comes to the mind whenever we hear of the killings related to the Naxalites.
Morally, no government would ever want it’s own machinery getting killed in these petty violence on everyday basis. Neither is this government like that! Ministers can’t do much as there is the rights of civilians involved. If the government sends some troops to washout, as many of you might think as an action immediatum, won’t many innocents die?
What happens in Manipur, J&k where Army has been positioned to see to law and order! Girls are getting raped, passed comments, students are pulled out of wild and made to appear as militant and subsequently killed!
Do we actually need these type of regions with frustrated forces to counter them or is government planning a better option. Chidambaram has tried a washout operation and what happened… Dantewada! The question is of right to live with dignity and with a high moral.
In a state where we pay tax on almost everything, is it not the responsibility of the government to give us all a dignified life? Why do you think naxals took arms? Do they enjoy killing or is exploding a bus a fashion statement or a facebook status message for others to see? No, it is not?
Think of people who are taken out of their homeland and promissed rehabilitation somewhere else (god knows where) and their land is sold to some indutrialists(as is happening in Chhattisgarh). As they are out of that particular area, technically it becomes a barren land and no more a tribal area which by law cannot be sold to anybody outside the state or person or industry. Once they are out, legally a barren land can be sold and that is the politics of it.
They are rehabilitated on a makeshift camp for some months, government gives them food, medicine, so called protection etc. in those tents and make them used to it. They are offered no work, their children have no education, moreover even if a hen gets lost, police lodges a complain against them and categorise it as a naxal (terrorist activity as the term is now associated with) activity!
They are made incapable as they are not provided any opportunity or skills, become a burden on the society by force and then when someone asks them about their rights to live and a violent way of snatching it, they happily take arms in hands!
What a pity! Violence is the last resort to any state of mind. Even mad people kick around things when they have no other option left. I am not a supporter of viloence nor of an inactive government but is applying force and taking lives of naxalites (first correctly identify them which is the biggest challange) is the immediate sollution? Or should we look into a long term sollution of identifying Naxalites, reading their problems and genuine demands of a decent life, educate their children if not them, support them with homes and employment…
If these all fail, name a bullet for each of them and direct it to their heads, I will be one of you with a gun! But yes, first identify them, not all living in some villages of Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Andhra etc. are terrorists!