Maoists efforts won't succeed in Kerala: Home Minister

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17: Admitting that Maoist elements were trying to establish their roots in Kerala, Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan today asserted that their efforts 'will not succeed in the state.' Talking to reporters here, he said the Home Department had received information that Maoists were trying to organise a certain sections of the people in the state to spread their ideology.

However, they were yet to choose any specific place or target audience to kick off their activities, he added.

Since, they were concentrating on land reforms, educational anomalies and social issues, the state would not be a fertile land to them. The people would reject their propaganda, as the state had no such issues, he noted.

In the wake of information received by the Intelligence Department, the government had taken all possible precautionary measures, he added.

To a question, he said the government had not received any information about the activities of Hizbul Mujahidden in the state.

Mr Balakrishnan said, ''A few human rights activists, however, have connections with such groups. They are engaging in rights activities by wearing a mask.''

UNI

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