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Maoists presence in Rajasthan: Jaiswal

Posted by Indian Vanguard on May 29, 2007


Jaipur, May 28: The Centre on Monday said the presence of Maoists have been reported in tribal belts of Rajasthan’s Udaipur division and has asked the state authorities to deal with the problem.

There have been intelligence reports of Naxalite presence in some areas of Rajasthan, Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal told reporters here.

He said Naxal groups were holding meetings and started their activities like organising agitations, creating law and order problems and carrying out extortion in tribal belts specially in Dungapur, Banswara and Udaipur districts.

“We have alerted the state government to be prepared to meet the danger,” he said.

Jaiswal accused the BJP-government in the state of not utilising central funds provided for police modernisation.

Expressing concern over the presence of illegal Bangladeshi migrants in Rajasthan, Jaiswal said the Centre was taking steps for their deportation.

He said the Centre has preparing a new police act in compliance to the Supreme Court’s order and it was up to the state governments whether to accept it or adopt a new one, as done by the Rajasthan government.

Later, PCC president B D Kalla submitted a memorandum to Jaiswal highlighting the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

Kalla told the minister that the Vasundhara Raje government was working on a “hidden agenda of Hindutva in which minority communities specially Christian missionaries were attacked and harassed”.

He demanded that the Centre should direct the state government to improve its governance, “which was feudalistic on certain fronts”.

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