Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister today said the “serious” quandary of Naxalism in the nation has finally made an advent into its “last leg” and the Maoists are now taking to chicken ambushes against the security forces since they now know that they won’t be able to face a direct combat.
Making an address to the troops for the nation’s leading anti-Naxalite operations force CRPF on the occasion of 79th Raising Day of the troop, Rajnath stated due to operational efforts of these forces the occurrences of the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) have reduced “drastically” in the recent past and has increased the casualty rate of the extremists.
He further added, that the Naxalite cadres that seem to be quite demoralized know they are not capable of handling a direct combat with the security forces and ergo their limited capabilities is allowing them to restrict to chickened attacks and ambushes.
Moreover, he also paid homage to nine men of the force who were killed in a Naxalite attack in Sukma earlier this month after a lethal explosive was secretly activated below a mine shielded vehicle.
Singh while making his address at the parade ground of the academy of the CRPF officers at Kadarpur, also stated, “Earlier, the casualty amongst security forces personnel and civilians was higher but now it is the reverse and the casualty rate of the Maoist cadres is higher.”
He further added, “I can say that the LWE problem in the country has entered its last leg and the people very well understand that Naxalites are anti-poor, anti-tribal and anti-development”. He asked the CRPF personnel to carry on with their “multi-dimensional” role in different spheres like the problem of insurgency in Kashmir valley along with the north-east against the menace spelt by LWE. He said, “You have always given a muh tod jawab (befitting reply) to these activities.”
The minister talked about making sure that better amenities are given to the jawans of the force and for other Central Armed Police Forces and the infrastructure will have more residential amenities for them in the times to come.