Governor Jamir for collective wisdom to solve naxalism

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Mumbai, Sep 10 (UNI) Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir has highlighted the need for polling collective wisdom among political parties to put an end to the naxalite menace in the country.

Stating that naxalism should be viewed as a human problem, he said industries can come up and prosper only in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. ''They cannot grow when there are problems like insurgency and naxalism,'' he said last night, while participating in the 102nd foundation day celebrations of the Indian Merchant Chamber here.

Mentioning that globalisation is affecting the life and livelihood of tribals in a big way, he said while carrying out development, rights of tribals must be protected.

''If we wish to have a progressive, dynamic and prosperous India, we must deal with home grown problems of internal security with a human approach,'' Mr Jamir said.

The Governor lamented that the spirit of thinking for the nation was waning among political leaders, with local, communal and caste agenda taking the front seat. This reversal of priorities does not augur well for the country, he said, adding that leadership in the country must address national issues while forgetting party differences.

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