Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Oct 2018 11:52:58










UNITED Nations (UN) Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres has paid rich tributes to India by saying that the country was an “important partner” in countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism. Obviously this reference by Mr. Guterres is to the war India has been fighting against terrorism, imposed on the country by its neighbour and the extremist violence that Maoists have unleashed in several parts of the country. It is with this experience that India has been pleading with the world community to join hands against the forces and some nations who support terrorism. India has played an important role in raising awareness and voice against the menace of terrorism of which many countries are the victims. Not only that, as a prominent member of the United Nations India has contributed much to global peace and has participated in many UN-sponsored humanitarian missions in several war-torn nations of the world. Besides the West, in the East and in Asian region India is the only country which has contributed generously to various UN missions.




ONE of the measures suggested by a former top cop who served in Naxal-infested regions of Chhattisgarh to cut down the influence of Maoists on the innocent villagers was providing them means of entertainment like television. The idea was to bring alive a world absolutely unknown to the tribals who are deliberately kept out of mainstream development by the Naxalites for their own nefarious designs. One such laudable step has been initiated in Basing village of Narayanpur district in the Naxal hotbed of Abhujmad region by Chhattisgarh Police. By setting up a mini-theatre to connect the aboriginal tribes to the outside world through films and other documentaries, a door has been opened for the tribals to join life in the mainstream. This dual strategy of punitive action against the Maoists by the CRPF and sops to the oppressed would definitely go a long way in ridding the region of Naxalites menace. Development is a key word in changing the dynamics of the fight against Naxals. A great start has been made.