Centre to tackle Left Wing Extremism with development and police action
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  • Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, addressing the Chief Ministers’ Conference on Internal Security on August 17, recalling PM Dr. Singh’s statement that Left Wing Extremism posed the “single biggest internal security challenge,” stated that the centre’s two-pronged policy was clear — development and police action. He charged that the naxalites were “anti-development” and that they had targeted the very instruments of development, like school buildings, roads, telephone towers “as they know that development will wean the masses away, especially the poor tribals, from the grip of naxalites.”

    Mr. Chidambaram stated that the government’s response would focus on police action to wrest control of the territory dominated by naxalites, restoration of civil administration and undertaking of development activities.