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December 12, 2017

Problem of Left Wing Extremism cannot be solved by any silver bullet: Rajnath Singh


Newsroom24x7 Staff

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries standing in silence as a mark of respect towards brave martyrs of the recent Maoist attack, during the meeting to review the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) situation, in New Delhi on May 08, 2017.

New Delhi: The whole country is agitated with the martyrdom of 25 CRPF personnel in the incident of April 24, 2017 in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said while stating that he is concerned but not perturbed by the attack on the CRPF Camp by the Left Wing Extremists.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairing the meeting with the Chief Ministers to review the security issues to deal with Left Wing Extremism (LWE), in New Delhi on May 08, 2017. Ministers of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and Kiren Rijiju and National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval are also seen.

In such situations, the challenge before us is to maintain focus and move towards our goal with speed and in a planned manner, the Home Minister said and went on to underscore the point that it is not possible to solve the problem of Left Wing Extremism with any silver bullet.

Rajnath Singh was addressing a review meeting of Left Wingh Extremism affected States. In his opeaning remarks, he said that the meeting has been convened to jointly understand the different aspects of Left Wing Extremism with the 10 affected States, so that Left Wing Extremism can be countered with full force and competence.

Left Wing Extremism desires to weaken and make the roots of democracy hollow in India – the largest democracy in the world, said Singh adding efforts to suppress democracy through the influence of the gun will never succeed.

Rolling out figures, Singh said, 12000 citizens of our country have lost their lives in violent activities of the Left Wing Extremists. Out of these 12000 people, 2700 are jawans of the Security Forces and the remaining 9300 are innocent and simple common people who are not guilty. The anti-development Left Wing Extremism not only target the Security Forces but also public property like roads, culverts, railway tracks, electricity and telephone towers, hospitals, schools, anganwadi and panchayat bhawans that are created by the Government for benefit of the common man.

Solution – “Samadhan”

The Home Minister said that the solution to the problem of Left Wing Extremism is not possible with any silver bullet. There is no short-cut for it. For this short term, medium term and long term policies need to be formulated at different levels. There is need to find a solution for this problem and the strategy is available and encompassed in the word ‘SAMADHAN’ which means:

S- Smart Leadership, A- Aggressive Strategy, M- Motivation and Training, A- Actionable Intelligence, D- Dashboard Based KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and KRAs (Key Result Areas), H- Harnessing Technology, A- Action plan for each Theatre, N- No access to Financing

Click here for full text of Home Minister’s opening remarks during the Inaugural Session of the Review Meeting of Left Wing Extremism affected States:

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