Congress launches non-cooperation movement against Chattisgarh Maoists

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Raipur, July 27 (ANI): Congress workers have started a non-cooperation movement against Maoists in Chattisgarh.

The activists of the state's opposition party will visit Naxal affected regions twice a week and create awareness among the locals not to support the Naxals.

"This is for the first time that we have decided to take the agenda of this non violent non cooperation movement to the affected regions. We will educate people not to provide them any kind of support like ration. During bandh, we need to check their activities like blocking or digging roads," said Mahendra Karma, a Congress leader.

Karma said that government alone couldn't solve the problem of Naxalism.

"This (Naxalism) is such a major problem that it has the capability to derail our political, social, religious, cultural system. So, all the people who are associated with these systems need to stand against Naxalism," noted Karma.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the Maoists as the biggest internal security challenge since independence.

Last month, the Centre had banned CPI (Moist) as a terrorist group, hoping it would give security forces more enforcement powers after the rebels briefly created a "liberated zone" in Lalgarh town of West Bengal state. (ANI)

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