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Maoists getting support from organisations in Europe: MHA

Jul 15, 2014 05:31 PM IST India India

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday told Parliament that Maoists were getting support from organisation in Europe including Germany, France, Holland and Italy. Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju said that the matter is being taken up with the European countries.

Rijiju added that the Maoists have links to the left in Philippines and Turkey. He said that the senior cadres of Communist Party of Philippines trained Indians in 2005 and 2011.

Rijiju said, "The so-called People's War being waged by the CPI(Maoist) against the Indian state has also drawn support from several Maoist fringe organisations located in Germany, France, Holland, Turkey and Italy. The CPI (Maoist) party have close links with foreign Maoist organisations in Philippines and Turkey,"

Rijiju said that ammunition of foreign origin recovered from the left wing extremists in different encounters and operations was an indication of the fact that they are procuring weapons from different sources.

The MHA added that there is a possibility of Maoists getting foreign funds.

"Moreover, CPI (Maoists) clandestinely getting foreign funds cannot be ruled out. Inputs also indicate that some senior cadres of the Communist Party of the Philippines imparted training to cadres of CPI (Maoists) in 2005 and 2011," he said.

Rijiju also informed the House that the situation is being closely monitored and if the situation demands, the help of the Ministry of External Affairs is taken for raising the matter with the concerned foreign country.

He said that the government believes a combination of calibrated police action, focused developmental efforts and improvement in governance are effective instrumentalities to combat Naxalism in the long run.

As many as 121 civilians and 61 security personnel were killed this year in Naxal violence whereas 38 Maoists were killed and 712 arrested.

(With additional information from PTI)


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