Separate Telangana could see more Maoist activity: Srikrishna

Thursday, January 6, 2011

HYDERABAD - The Srikrishna Committee fears spurt in Maoist activity in a separate Telangana state with or without Hyderabad as its capital.

“It also has to be borne in mind that Telangana with or without Hyderabad is likely to experience a spurt in Maoist activity,” says the report in its last chapter ‘The way forward’.

The committee did not elaborate but said a note on the issue had been prepared and submitted to the ministry of home affairs in a separate cover along with the report.

The five-member panel, in its report, said it examined immediate law and order problems, and also the long-term internal security implications, including the growth of Maoist/Naxal activities.

“These apprehensions had been expressed in the memoranda submitted by the political parties and various other groups, and also during interactions with different stake holders at the state level meetings as well as when the committee visited the districts and villages.”

“Besides, the member secretary had one to one discussions on this subject with senior officers of the state government, police department and local administration (in 17 districts). Inputs were also obtained from various other sources,” says the committee in a brief half-page chapter on ‘law and order and internal security dimensions’.

The reports says the committee kept these dimensions in view while discussing various options.

The committee has suggested six options including union territory state to Hyderabad and the historic city as the capital of a separate Telangana state.

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