Fervant appeals made to the underground by their parents

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Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, Sep 29 (UNI) Fervent appeals were made to the underground naxal cadre by their parents, wives and relatives here on the initiatives of the district police today.

At a massive programme Velugu Bata' organised by the police to offer medical aid to the aged and ailing parents of the underground cadre, the parents and wives requested their kith and kin, who have been working with various revolutionary parties for long.

Parents and relatives of 103 naxals gathered at the programme looking for help. They appealed to their kith and kin working with the naxal parties to give up their work and return home.

The 80-year-old Jinugu Yashodamma, mother of Maoist party Central Committee member Jinugu Narasimha Reddy alias Jampanna requested her son to come back and look after her, as she was helpless. In her moving appeal she said 'You have been in party for 25 years and it is enough. Your father and your sister died. I feel lonely and wait for your return. Please give up and come back'', she said.

Scores of parents made similar appeals to their wards, who were in the forests leading uncertain lives in the name of ideology. The parents related their plight since their able bodied sons left their home in the name of revolution.

Lanka Laxmikanthamma, mother of Maoist party central committee member, Lanka Papi Reddy alias Suranna explained that the SP Soumya Mishra adopted her grandchild Lanka Tejasri (13) and admitted her in a school. ''You left your daughter. I cannot help myself and I am unable to support your daughter. Fortunately, the police had extended some help adopting your daughter,'' she said appealing to her son to return home and join the family.

Apart from the parents, several surrendered naxals too turned up for the programme. They explained how they were helped by the police after giving up arms. The police were instrumental in securing loans to make a living.

In the programme, the Warangal range DIG K Laxman Mohan and Superintendent of Police, Soumya Mishra distributed cheques worth Rs 47.55 lakh to 61 surrendered naxals. So far, the police rehabilitated 81 naxals out of 102 surrendered on different occasions in the district.

The police besides offering free medical treatment and medicines, also distributed new clothes to parents of underground cadre at the function .

Mr Mohan said many of the families of underground naxals were in distress. With a view to provide some help, the police organised this mega medical camp.

Mr Mishra said those underground cadre willing to surrender may come out without any hesitation. ''I appeal to the naxals to come. They will get all help from the police and we will ensure that they settle in life'', she said.

UNI

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