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Efforts stepped up to solve Naga issue
Published on 11 Nov. 2009 12:59 AM IST
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The Centre has put renewed focus on solution of the Naga problem through dialogue with the NSCN, as it feels that militancy in other North Eastern States would be resolved once the Naga issue is settled. Stating this, Union Home Secretary, GK Pillai said there was definitely a growing movement at the Centre to settle the Naga issue. Once this issue is resolved other problems would be settled, he said. Pillai, who participated in a seminar on ‘Insurgency, Media and Human Rights’ organised by the Delhi chapter of South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA), however, expressed the opinion that it is the pressure from security forces that brings the militant outfits to the table. No militant organisation comes to the table unless they are under pressure. The human rights groups also become active when the militant groups are under pressure, he said. Meanwhile, Pillai said the under-development of the North Eastern States was one of the prime reasons for the unrest. He said barring Assam, all the other States in the region until recently had 1 km or less of rail connection but despite that it was claimed that all the States had rail connection. “We have a lot of catching up to do,” he said. The Union Home Secretary also traced the growth of the armed rebellion to easy availability of small weapons in the country. Small arms have become a flourishing business and bulk of it flows to Third World countries. He further offered Naxalites a ceasefire offer and asked them to abjure violence. Unless security forces come under fire they will not open fire, he pointed out. The Home Secretary also stressed early implementation of the police reforms, which he opined is as important as implementing the NREGA schemes.

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