Naxal violence a serious issue: Antony

Defence Minister A K Antony Sunday said government viewed the violence unleashed by Maoists in some parts of the country very seriously.

Updated: May 09, 2010, 21:17 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Defence Minister A K
Antony Sunday said government viewed the violence unleashed by
Maoists in some parts of the country very seriously.

"It is a serious issue and government is taking it very
seriously," Antony told reporters on the sidelines of a
function here.

Asked about military action to combat Naxals, Antony
said he did not want a public debate on the strategy to end
Maoist violence. "I have my own opinion on this," he said.

"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has taken a decision that
only the Home Ministry will react on the issue," Antony said.

PTI

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