Home Minister Amit Shah on his visit to the CRPF headquarters asked the Central force to carry out an effective and decisive campaign against left wing extremism (LWE) and Urban Naxals. Home Minister keeping the zero tolerance on Terrorism and Separatist activities in country stressed that Force should take the decisive actions in next six months saying- “action needs to be taken against urban Naxals in effective measures. Visiting the CRPF Headquarter Home Minister praised the Force for exemplary contribution to nation’s safety & dedication.
Home Minister Amit Shah has directed the CRPF to carry out an effective and decisive campaign against Left Wing Extremism in the next six months. “Action needs to be taken against urban Naxals and their facilitators,” he stressed.
He praised the operational preparedness of CRPF, which is the key law and order force in Jammu and Kashmir and Naxal affected states and districts. The BJP president has also asked the CRPF to have proper provisioning for the winters in Jammu & Kashmir.
A home ministry press statement also stated the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and CRPF’s requirements of infrastructure and equipments. The home minister directed that effective action should be taken against the terrorists and law and order should be maintained at very cost.”
Home Minister also directed that civic action programmes should be carried out, besides organizing sports and tours in valley. The CRPF should also reach out to the villagers and assist them in obtaining the benefits of many central Government benefit schemes. Amit Shah said that there are much more in country for Jammu & Kashmir people and they are now eligible to get them.
During the two hour long meeting, the situation in the Maoist affected states and measures being taken for improving the infrastructure of the camps and measures against improvised explosive devices were also discussed. CRPF director general Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar apprised him about the force’s plans to tackle insurgency.
Modi Government has repeatedly stressed that social activists who act as ‘Maoist sympathisers’ won’t be spared. In August 2018, the Pune police had arrested five persons from different cities including Varavara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira in connection with a probe in the Bhima-Koregaon riots in January 2018. They were termed as ‘top urban Naxals.