Chhattisgarh: 14 Naxals Killed By Security Forces
The Naxalite movement is also the biggest threat to India, in terms of the effects on its citizens and what it means for democracy and rule of law.
At least 14 Naxals were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district today, police said.
The gunbattle took place this morning in a forest area in south Sukma, around 500 km from Raipur, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.
So far, bodies of 14 naxals have been recovered from the encounter site, he said.
Several firearms were also seized from the spot, he added.
The Naxalite movement is also the biggest threat to India, in terms of the effects on its citizens and what it means for democracy and rule of law. Not only has there been a great loss of life since the conflict between the guerrillas and the military, but addressing the problem through violence risks polarising people further and driving them to subservience.
The government has enacted various regulatory instruments to counter the problem such as Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2007, Forest Rights Act, 2006, and Chhattisgarh Special Public Securities Act, 2006. Some studies indicate that these laws have in many ways caused a lot of problems to the tribal and the scheduled castes by negating the spirit of the various safeguards available to the scheduled tribes under the constitution and other laws in the country.
(With inputs from PTI)