Thursday, June 10, 2010
NHRC chief Balakrishnan favours development to end naxalism
New Delhi, Jun 7 (UNI) New chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) K G Balakrishnan today underlined lack of development as the major reason behind naxalism.
Terming naxalism a ''very complex problem'' both for the common man and security forces, the former Chief Justice of India said people in naxal-infested areas have been living with inadequate infrastructure.
''There are no hospitals, no roads, along with many other things in these areas. Naxalism is a very complex problem for all including the common man, tribals as well as police and security agencies,'' Mr Balakrishnan told mediapersons here.
The NHRC chief also sympathised with the security forces that are martyred while fighting extremists.
Reportedly, he had recently agreed to the fact that all the naxal-affected and militancy-affected states of the north-east were the human rights hotspots and use of force alone could not bring in an all time solution to these problematic areas.
Mr Balakrishnan today formally took charge as the sixth chairperson of the NHRC.