Ready for talks, but with conditions: Maoists

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Kolkata, Nov 5: Maoists on Thursday, Nov 5 said the ultras were ready for talks with Government provided some of their conditions were met.

Top Maoist leader, Kishenji said the Centre would have to first withdraw para-military forces deployed in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and parts of West Bengal.

"Secondly the problems of tribals would have to be treated in a sympathetic way," Kishenji was quoted by news agency as saying.

"Also both the Centre and the state governments will have to apologise to the tribals for the prolonged torture meted out to them and the consequent suffering from the time of Independence," Kishenji said over phone.

When asked what should be the nature of the apology, Kishenji said, "They will have to come to the tribals and apologise."

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