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Maoists ready for dialogue – conditions apply

Posted in LWE, Maoists with tags , , , on 24 June 2010 by indiasecuritymonitor

Bangalore Mirror has reported that the Maoists have responded positively to the Home Minister’s proposal by putting forward some conditions.

Interestingly they have not sought the withdrawal of paramilitary forces from the forests – only that they be confined to the barracks.

It remains to be seen how the Home Ministry responds to this.

The lack of outright rejection for talks seems to have come at a time when the Left Wing Extremists have taken casualties at the hands of the security forces recently.

Is it possible that the casualties have hurt the LWEs more than security forces or the government have been able to assess? Is that the real reason for the talks – to buy time, to reorganise and recover.