The meeting of all political parties on Naxal violence unanimously passed a resolution on 10 June 2013 in New Delhi. It strongly condemned the brutal killing of political leaders and workers by the CPI (Maoist) on 25 May 2013 at Jiram Ghati, District Bastar, Chhattisgarh. Twenty six persons, mostly members of the Congress party, some security persons and innocent villagers, lost their lives in this dastardly attack on a peaceful convoy returning from a political event.
As per the resolution, The CPI (Maoist) is an unlawful organisation. It has indulged in senseless acts of violence targeting security persons, alleged police informers, small business persons and government servants. The attack on 25.5.2013 was a pre-meditated attack on political workers with the intent to intimidate and overawe all political workers in that region and to thwart the political mobilisation of the people. It was an attack on democracy, freedom, and free speech and expression. Nothing can be more dangerous than the insurgency of the CPI (Maoist) in the pursuit of its misguided goal of overthrowing Parliamentary democracy and the Constitution of India through violent means. The Indian State cannot, and will not, accept the pernicious Maoist doctrine. The CPI (Maoist) must give up the path of violence and destruction. On this, there can be no compromise.
All Parties resolution stated that there is enough room in Parliamentary democracy for dissent and differences of opinion, for redressal of grievances, and for advocacy of the cause of the poor and the downtrodden. We appeal to the youth of the affected States to abjure violence and pursue their goals through legitimate and democratic means. We assure them that the Governments will be sensitive to their concerns and redress any sense of alienation and the injustices of the past. We will make every effort to accelerate development, social inclusion and economic empowerment.
The resolution urged that the State Governments as well as the Central Government should adopt the two-pronged strategy of sustained operations to clear the areas of Maoist influence and pursue the objectives of effective governance and rapid development. We urge them to use all legitimate means to defend the security of the country and its institutions and quell armed insurgency and violence. We also urge the State Governments to draw upon their own resources as well as the resources provided by the Central Government to re-establish the rule of law and accelerate development activities in the affected States.
Who: All party meet.
Where: New Delhi.
When: 10 June 2013