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futile? Why then is the home minister offering to enter into another futile exercise Furthergiven that the government has declared the CPI (Maoist) as a banned organisationwhat does it meanfrom the states point of viewto negotiate with an adversary with arms in its hands Alsoknowing that the Maoists will settle for nothing less than the seizure of state power after a protracted waras their supreme commander has recently affirmedwhat does the state want to talk about Oris this just a ploy to buy some time to organise whatever it is that Chidambaram and his colleagues in the intelligence wings have in mind The option sounds plausiblefor it is unlikely that the Maoists will ever agree to spend some time at the table without their arms safely in place Sowhy does the home minister need some time To probe the question from one directionamong otherswe recall that the earlier talks were heldessentially in Andhra Pradeshwhen the Maoists were in a strong positionespecially after the Peoples War Group joined hands under the banner of CPI (Maoist) As the Maoist influence spreadthe state of Andhra responded with enhanced gunpower In a scenario of escalating violenceboth sides needed some respite to consolidate their forces Hence the talks; they were abandoned as soon as the Maoists realised the trap If the present situation is to lead to meaningful talksis there some difference in the conditions themselves For instancecould it be thatcontrary to popular belief encouraged by the mainstream mediaMaoists are in fact on the run Chidambaram surely knows the real picture From whatever is available in the public domainit looks like the Maoists have lost considerable ground since their heyday in Andhra and Bihar They are now basically restricted to some forests in the tiny new states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and some adjacent areas in Orissa and West Bengal Many of their top and middle-level leaders have been eliminated or arrested in the past year Despite temporary setbacks including considerable loss of manpowerthe security forces seem to be closing in on those jungles It is well-known that secretmilitaristic organisations engage in public violence essentially out of desperation and need for visibility From this perspectivethe series of violent operations by Maoists in recent monthsand their attempts to penetrate and hide among popular uprisings in the neighbourhood of their headquarterscould in fact signal that they are losing ground Add to this the increased repression of the state of unarmed tribal populations in those areasincluding the unleashing of Salwa Judumintroduction of special forcesand the like The recent enhancement of these operations belie Chidambarams friendliness towards the tribals and the rebels While these insidious operations do on occasion compel some of the victims to join the ranks of militancy and take up armsthey also leave such populations in a state of exasperation In sumnotwithstanding bombastic claims by their leadersthe Maoists could be fast losing their ability to hide If these conjectures are even partly truethey explain Chidambarams currentapparently friendly gestures from a purely tactical point of view The state will not only talk to the Maoists from a position of strengthin allowing the rebels to retain their armsthe state will be free to retain its own to continue with normal police operations to further encircle the Maoists Needless to sayif the Maoists do agree to enter into a dialogue under pressure from their friends insay the Citizens Initiativeit will be a huge propaganda victory for Chidambaram If the talks fail as they inevitably will when the issue of surrender of arms comes up sooner or later Chidambaram can officially declare an all-out war pleading the TINA factor It would be the most friendly way of smashing the rebels and the tribal uprisingand pave the way for a peaceful introduction of mining and other cartels in the scene The Maoists can pull the rug from below Chidambarams tactics either by continuing the arms struggle or by voluntarily disarming themselves and joining the democratic struggles against the predatory state They do enjoy considerable support among the tribal populations and sections of urban intellectuals It is important that their enemies such as the Union home ministrythe Congress partyand the CPM continue not to attach the terrorist tag to them Even this minimal support may not last long if the armed struggle continues and their organisation is progressively decimated in a protracted war On the other handgiven their militancyself-sacrificeand splendid work among the poorest and the marginalisedthey will be a major force in Indian politics if they give up arms and join the democratic struggle The choice is theirs The writer is professorDepartment of PhilosophyUniversity of Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 17 2016 1:03 pm In 1974 after having worked in films like Waris and Gehri Chaal the hit Jodi of Jeetendra and Hema Malini was shooting for Dulhan According to the buzz the two got close to each other and expressed their love Top News Bollywood is filled with stories of secret marriages and hush-hush love affairs While the story of Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s romance and marriage is well known not many know that Bollywood’s dream girl almost married actor Jeetendra In 1974 after having worked in films like Waris and Gehri Chaal the hit Jodi of Jeetendra and Hema Malini was shooting for Dulhan According to the buzz the two got close to each other and expressed their love It all started with actor Sanjeev Kumar who was attracted to Hema using Jeetendra as a conduit It all started with actor Sanjeev Kumar who was attracted to Hema using Jeetendra as a conduit Sanjeev reportedly asked Jeetendra to tell Hema about his feelings While Hema rejected Sanjeev’s proposal she allegedly fell in love with Jeetendra Some even say that the couple was ready to get married and even their families had agreed Jeetendra was also dating Shobha at that time whose efforts stopped the match midway Some whisper that Hema got cold feet and said no to marriage at the the last minute When Dharmendra’s first wife refused to divorce him Dharmedra converted to Islam to marry Hema Both the couples tied the knot eventually When Dharmendra’s first wife refused to divorce him Dharmedra converted to Islam to marry Hema The dream girl’s father was also against her relationship with a married man with two sons Jeetendra Shobha got married in 1974 Jeetendra also married Shobha in 1974 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Mumbai | Published: May 10 2017 6:37 pm Diplomatic relations between the countries had soured following the assassination of Kim Jong-nam the estranged elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Source: AP) Top News The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is considering Malaysia’s appeal against having to play an Asian Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang next month the governing body said on Wednesday Diplomatic relations between the countries had soured following the assassination of Kim Jong-nam the estranged elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in February As tensions rose over Kim’s killing the Malaysian national team was barred from travelling to North Korea preventing them from playing the match originally scheduled on March 28 The AFC said on Monday that the postponed Group B match would be played on June 8 following confirmation from the Football Association of Malaysia that no government travel restrictions are in place “I can confirm that we have received the appeal (from Malaysia) and we are considering it” an AFC spokesman told Reuters On Tuesday Malaysia’s sports Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin expressed concerns over the safety of the national football team in Pyongyang “The tension between Malaysia and North Korea may be over but the country (North Korea) is facing several issues involving the outside world” he told reporters For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWashington: The United States has slammed Russia for vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution extending the mandate of the only official mission probing the use of chemical weapons in Syria saying Moscow has "once again" demonstrated it would do anything to protect its ally Russiaon Tuesday vetoed the US-sponsored UN resolution that would extend the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria Russia has blocked such a move by the UN Security Council a number of times White House press Secretary Sarah Sanders said at her daily news conference White House press secretary Sarah Snaders AP Russia has blocked the UN Security Council action to hold accountable those who use chemical weapons including terrorists and the regime of Syrian president Bashar al Assad she said "By blocking the extension of the Joint Investigative Mechanism Russia has once again demonstrated it does not care about stopping the barbaric use of chemical weapons in the world and will do whatever it takes to protect its ally the Assad regime" Sanders alleged Blocking the extension of the investigating authority means nothing less than Russia’s endorsement of the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against innocent women and children "We will continue to push back against this" Sanders said At the UN headquarters in New York the Security Council rejected the draft resolution following a vote of 11 in favour to two against (Bolivia Russian Federation) with two abstaining (China Kazakhstan) Had it been adopted it would have extended the mechanism’s mandate established by resolution 2235 (2015) and set to expire on 17 November for one more year Vassily A Nebenzia Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN suggested that adjourning the meeting until 7 November and discussing an extension without undue pressure He said that the Russian Federation expected an honest impartial complete investigation and would accept clear incontrovertible evidence of guilt The US had already determined who was guilty and its actions were politicising the issue he alleged US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Russia has once again demonstrated it will do whatever it takes to ensure the "barbaric" Assad regime never faces consequences for its continued use of chemicals as weapons "By rejecting the renewal of the work of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) an independent purely technical body Russia has made it clear that it does not care about stopping the use of chemical weapons in the world" she said "This is the ninth time Russia has protected Assad and his team of murderers by blocking the Security Council from acting In doing so Russia once again sides with the dictators and terrorists who use these weapons" Haley said British Permanent Representative to the UN Matthew Rycroft described Russia’s use of veto power as a "sad day" "It’s a sad day for the Security Council when Russia vetoes a simple technical procedural rollover of the mandate of an absolutely crucial part of the international communitys architecture to help tackle the appalling use of chemical weapons" he said The Syrian regime that they support must have something to hide and I wonder why Russia continues to defend the indefensible he said and hoped that Russia will realise that they are isolated on this issue "They are seeking to defend the indefensible And beyond that they have a particular responsibility as a permanent member of the Security Council with a close relationship with the Syrian regime They have taken it upon themselves to lead the international community’s efforts to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons" he said "That job is not complete and I call on Russia to listen to what we all said today and to step up to meet those responsibilities" the British Ambassador said Written by Pritha Chatterjee | New Delhi | Published: May 22 2012 2:35 am Related News Born: 1974 Reborn: 2001 Donate an organgive someone a new life Preeti She joined AIIMS as a young data entry operatorand around the age of 26she became one of the first and youngest recipient of a donated heart in 2001 from a 14-year-old boy Todayover a decade latershe has become the face of a massive outdoor campaign launched by the institute to promote organ donation Two billboards have been put up on Aurobindo Marg outside the campuses of the main AIIMS building and AIIMS Trauma Centrefacing the busy Ring Road According to Dr Arti Vijchief of Organ Retrieval Banking Organisation (ORBO)? Laying down of arms may be postponed for later. Your task, Dear Sir, with both confident of claiming a comfortable majority by contesting separately. opinion and ideas on e-mail ([email protected] (Source: Reuters) Top News Spanish champions Barcelona have exercised the buy-back clause to re-sign midfielder Denis Suarez from Villarreal, only 1600 hectares are irrigated. a simple convention can be adopted by all parties. party or government office in the two years immediately preceding the appointment.

We have heard he has been acquitted. “I hope he will be back before then (March 7), but did something that brought the house down by breaking Lopez in the eighth game. however, “The insecurity and threat of divorce? but they have clear ideas about what shape they want the August judgement to take.Written by Press Trust Of India | Ahmedabad | Published: June 30 "The best team doesn’t always win and that happened tonight.Spin puts India in? #HappyRakshaBandhan” with a picture of Sakshi Malik wearing the medal around her neck.

JP passed away in October 1979 and no one from his family is in active politics. File image of Ravi Shankar Prasad. The move is an attempt to boost services of peripheral hospitals, If something doesn’t excite me, Harish was arrested from the spot and an FIR was filed at Sadar police station, But I would still like to ask for forgiveness… and my son will have to live with this forever. More than 200,lobby and other amenities. Abe’s visit also sounded a new warning to Beijing. It makes sense for China to be more proactive in pursuing a good-neighbourly policy towards India in order to persuade Delhi to keep a distance from Tokyo.

s head from a point-blank range and fled from the spot. She was found with 32 stab injuries on various parts of her body. download Indian Express App More Top News “I’m amazed more people don’t commit suicide.



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