Shah to States: choke Left-Wing Extremists’ sources of income

Union Home Minister Amit Shah greets participants of the review meeting on Left Wing Extremism in New Delhi on September 26, 2021.  (PIB)

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah exhorted States to choke the Left Wing Extremists’ sources of income

He said this while chairing a review meeting on Left Wing Extremism here on September 26, 2021.

“It is very important to neutralize the sources of income of the Left Wing Extremists. The agencies of the Central and State Governments should try to stop this by making a system together,” Shah said.

He urged all the Chief Ministers to give priority to the problem of Left Wing Extremism for the next one year, so that a permanent solution can be found to this problem.

He said that it requires building pressure, increasing speed, and better coordination.

“Unless we get rid of the problem of Left Wing Extremism completely, the full development of the country and the states affected by Left Wing Extremism is not possible.”

The meeting was attended by Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh, Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda, Minister of Communications, IT and Railways Ashwini Vaishnav, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Gen VK Singh, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai.

Chief Ministers of Bihar, Odisha, Maharashtra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand and Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Senior officials from Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Kerala, Union Home Secretary, top officials of Central Armed Police Forces and many senior officers of Central and State Governments also attended the meeting.

The Home Minister also said that those who want to give up arms and become a part of democracy are warmly welcome, but those who take up arms and hurt innocent people and the police, will be responded in the same way.

Shah said that root cause of dissatisfaction is lack of development in six decades after Independence, but “now development is taking place under the leadership of Prime Minister and Naxalites have also understood that innocent people will not be misled by them”. (Press Release)

Read the detailed press release of the meeting


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