MHA warns of more strike by the Naxals


Raipur: The Ministry of Home Affairs has on Monday warned the Chattishgarh Government that the Naxals would be conducting more strikes in the state. According to sources, two successive alerts were made in the last 24 hours after the Maoists revived in the state over the last 72 hours after brief period of calm in the state.

The Ministry has decided to confer gallantry medals to the jawans killed in fighting with the Maoists. A senior Home Ministry official said, “The Ministry has decided to honour the martyred policemen as part of the initiative to boost the morale of the forces which are engaged in the counter-naxal operations.” The official also added that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Chattishgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh to take stock of the situation.

The attacks have exposed a lack of co-ordination between the Special Task Force, the state police and the Central Paramilitary Forces namely the CRPF and the BSF.

The state government has been demanding 26 more battalions of Central Paramilitary forces to counter the rebels.

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