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Updated: April 25, 2012 01:30 IST

Two mediators back out of talks

Aman Sethi
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Sukma District Collector Alex P. Menon.
Sukma District Collector Alex P. Menon.

Two of the three mediators, named by the CPI (Maoist) to secure the release of Sukma Collector Alex P. Menon, have declined to be part of negotiations, implying that talks will not begin before the April 25 deadline set by the Maoists.

S.K. Mishra, former Chief Secretary, Chhattisgarh, and Nirmala Buch, former Secretary, Madhya Pradesh, shall mediate for the government.

The Maoists named the former Konta MLA, Manish Kunjam of the CPI, Supreme Court advocate and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, and social activist B.D. Sharma as possible mediators but Mr. Kunjam and Mr. Bhushan have declined the offer.

Mr. Kunjam has agreed to deliver medicines to a Maoist intermediary, as the Collector's health is said to be critical. CPI general secretary Sudhakar Reddy said, “Kunjam cannot be part of the negotiations. We disagree with the government and the Maoists for killing innocents, but do not agree with the methods adopted to settle these issues.”

“I agree with some of the Maoist demands, but it is unacceptable that they use the Collector's life as a pawn in negotiations,” said Mr. Bhushan, urging the Maoists to release Mr. Menon immediately. Mr. Sharma agreed to mediate but said the government had not approached him.

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1.The Government of India must take action against Maoist. Government should frame the tight secuity system in the maoist affected area. 2.Indian Govt should form the committee for analyse 3 factors.In those area Education, Agriculture, Etc., always weak due to the state government should not concentrate for those affected area. 3.Partcularly state & central government to discuss and allocate the funds for development. The home minister must take discussion with all party and form one committee. In the Particular committe should talk to Maoist and fix one date to surrendor along with the Weapons. 4.India is having huge manpower, Military, etc..,, but internal security is very important.Government of india should come forward.

from:  Manikandan J
Posted on: Apr 25, 2012 at 08:33 IST

This would be a matter of shame to if government is unable to negotiate the release of IAS officer. Being the most prestigious services in the country IAS is dream of millions of heart, if government is unable to provide safety and security of civil servants this is going to be highly demotivating. I am asking this question from Chhattisgarh government that in spite of several such incidents why any concrete step has not been taken till date. what they are waiting for that we should loose our brilliant IAS officers and brave IPS officers. First the government should fulfill the need of the hour and concentrate on release of Mr. Menon and then take some bold and concrete steps to completely eradicate this problem of Naxalism .

from:  mohammad zia
Posted on: Apr 25, 2012 at 03:26 IST

Why is this bruhaha around the kidnapping continuing? Maoists killed two guards and many more and we are still negotiating. What will happen to the faith of martyrs families on the law who suffered the loss? Why do they kill people if only they have any demands? Govt should do everything to build faith of people in law and order of the country.

from:  Atul Sharma
Posted on: Apr 25, 2012 at 00:42 IST

Moists are becoming blackmailers. They should kidnap and kill the corruprt politicians and
officials. Not the officers who are striving to bring some change in the life off the poor.

from:  Moduleswara reddy
Posted on: Apr 25, 2012 at 00:27 IST
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