Govt committed to take fight against Naxalites to logical end: Amit Shah

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Amit Shah

New Delhi (NVI): Paying tributes to 22 security forces personnel killed while fighting Naxalites in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said that the Government is committed to end this menace and its priority is to take this fight against Naxalites to its logical end.

The Home Minister reached Jadgdalpur in Chhattisgarh today and paid tributes to the security personnel who were martyred in a a fierce encounter with Naxalites on Saturday.

Shah said that the country will never forget their valour and sacrifice and that the whole country stands with the bereaved families.

“We are committed to take this fight against unrest to its conclusion,” he said.

The Home Minister also chaired a high-level meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and senior officers in Jagdalpur to review the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) situation in the wake of the Naxal attack on security personnel on April 3, MHA said in a statement.

Addressing the media after the meeting, Amit Shah said, “On behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Government of India and the entire nation, I pay tributes to the soldiers who have been martyred in the Chhattisgarh Police, CRPF and Cobra Battalion.”

Shah said that this supreme sacrifice of the brave security personnel will not go in vain and the country will always remember their supreme sacrifice to bring this fight to a decisive turn.

“In the last few years, the fight against the Naxalites has reached a decisive turn and this unfortunate incident has further enhanced our resolve,” he said.

He said that in a review meeting with the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and all the Force officers, it has been suggested that the pace of the fight against the Naxalites should not be slowed down in any way, “which shows that the morale of our soldiers is still intact”.

The Union Home Minister said that he wants to assure the country that this fight will not stop but will move ahead with more pace. “We will take it to the end and at the end of this fight our victory against the Naxalites is certain.”

Shah further said that in the last 5 to 6 years, forces have achieved success to a large extent in setting up security camps deep inside the Naxal affected areas of Chhattisgarh.

“The Government of Chhattisgarh and the Government of India have stepped up the march further deep and rattled by this inroads, such incidents happen,” he said.

He said that a lot of work has been done on the development front too. “Due to COVID-19, the pace has slowed down in the last one year but action is being taken based on all suggestions received from the tribal people’s representatives, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and other MPs,” he said.

The Union Home Minister also said that the Central and State Governments, on the one hand, are collaborating to intensify development work inside the tribal areas and, on the other hand, fighting vigorously against armed groups.