Centre condemns killing of civilians in Jharkhand by Naxals
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Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 13:55
  
New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has condemned the brutal killing of four innocent civilians by Maoists in Jharkhand.

On Thursday night, four persons, including a minor girl and a woman were brutally shot dead by the left ultras in Bundu area near Ranchi.

In a communiqué, the Home Ministry, has described the banned CPI (Maoists) as terrorists and assured that it will take stringent action against them.

"The Government strongly condemns such brutal acts of killing innocent civilians. We should be aware that the true face of the CPI (Maoist) is that of an organised group of terrorists. Govt will take strong action against the perpetrators of violence and terror," the communiqué states.

Describing the incident as showing the intention of Naxalites to indulge in violence to achieve their goal communiqué states “This incident shows the true face of the Naxalites who resort to indiscriminate and motiveless killing including the killing of innocent children to achieve the goal of their so-called ‘armed-struggle’. Such wanton killings are intended to instill fear in the minds of the common people.”

Meanwhile, no human rights activist groups, who have been said sympathetic to the Maoists cause, have protested the killings of these innocents. The incident has shocked the community as Maoists claim that they don't target civilians.

ANI


First Published: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 13:55


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