Naxals maintain close ties with foreign Maoist groups in Philippines, Europe: Govt

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in the Lok Sabha that the Naxals receive support from several organisations in Europe as well.

Updated: Apr 26, 2016, 16:08 PM IST
Naxals maintain close ties with foreign Maoist groups in Philippines, Europe: Govt

New Delhi: Naxals have been maintaining close ties with Maoist organisations in the Philippines and Turkey, the government said in Parliament on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in the Lok Sabha while replying to a written question that the Naxals receive support from several organisations in Europe as well.

"The CPI(Maoist) has close links with foreign Maoist organisations in Philippines, Turkey etc. The outfit is also a member of the Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organisations of South Asia," Rijiju said, as per PTI.

 

"The so-called 'People's War' being waged by the CPI(Maoist) against the Indian state has also drawn support from several Maoist fringe organisations located in Germany, France, Turkey, Italy etc," he added.

The minister said arms and ammunition of foreign origin have been recovered from the possession of left-wing extremists which shows that they have been procuring weapons from different sources.

"Inputs indicate that some senior cadres of the Communist Party of Philippines imparted training to the cadres of CPI (Maoist) in 2005 and 2011," he said.