RSS backs Orissa govt offensive against 'bloodthirsty' Maoists

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (UNI) Calling Maoists 'bloodthirsty' forces in the country, whose strength was 'hugely exaggerated' by the media and sympathetic sections of bureaucracy and civil society, the RSS today approved the offensive launched against them by the Orissa government as ''the best medicine to flush out the enemies of the nation''.

Taking note of last week's killing of 14 policemen at Nayagarh, the RSS in an editorial in its mouthpiece 'The Organiser' said the Indian state had been coy for long over fighting the Maoist menace.

The strength of these forces were hugely exaggerated by the media, sympathetic sections in bureaucracy and civil society as there was no dearth of 'Moists cohorts' masquerading as civil rights activists and journalists. Their inhuman brutality had long been given a veil of political ideology.

An economic reason was added to this weird definition of blaming the authorities for exploitation of tribal areas and lack of development, the editorial read.

The determination of Orissa in fighting terror was worth emulating but the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh or UPA-ruled Jharkhand had not demonstrated the same determination as Orissa, the organ observed.

These forces, the paper said, cut off the power and water supply to the tribal population to hold them in captivity and used inhuman methods like chopping off the limbs of the persons refusing to dance to their tunes. The Maoists, by all accounts, have proved the biggest exploiters of people who fell into their net.

In democracy all grievances could be redressed through dialogue and ballot. However, these Moists did not believe in power of the ballot but in their greed to wield power, they shifted the goalposts to suit their convenience through the backdoors. India had suffered a lot under Maoist violence, especially under the UPA, as the Left parties' belief in constitutional process was 'superficial' and their violence is not perceived as a threat to sovereignty.

The Maoists owed their allegiance to hostile foreign powers and get arms and ammunition to subvert independence. They were even working in tandem with Jehadi forces and Christian evangelists in forest zones in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar, attacking in one state and taking sanctuary in the other, it said.

Their striking power was limited to the Dandakaranya belt and as believed by supercop K P S Gill recently, these forces can be eliminated in a month's time if there is a political will, which was lacking in many states.

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