Centre to discuss Naxal issue with CMs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 18:21

New Delhi: The Centre will soon hold a
meeting of Chief Ministers of facing Left Wing extremism to
discuss the Supreme Court judgement on disarming of "Salwa
Judum" groups and see what impact it will have on the
anti-Maoist operations.
Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters here that
there were many parts of the judgement where there was no
controversy but there were "some areas of the judgements which
are to be read carefully, reflected upon carefully".



"I would have to discuss it with the Chief Ministers
concerned to see what impact it will have on the anti-Maoists
operations," he said.



The minister said he got a judgement copy late last
night and that he had not read it fully.



"I got a copy of the judgement very late last night. I
was reading the earlier judgement on black money then this
judgement came. I have not yet fully read the judgement. I
have read the operative portions of the judgement.



"There are a number of directions issued to the
Chhattisgarh government and they (the judges) have asked for a
compliance report from the Union government and the
Chhattisgarh government within a period of six weeks,"
Chidambaram said.
The court had termed as "unconstitutional" the setting
up of vigilante groups like Salwa Judum and Koya Commandos and
and asked for disarming of Special Police Officers in the
fight against Maoists.



Chidambaram said that SPOs had been engaged in other
states, especially in northeast to fight insurgency.



PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 18:21

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