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Arjun Singh advocates talks with Naxalites

RANCHI: Advocating dialogue with Naxalites, Union HRD minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday said such discussions will help bring about solution to problems. 

"One should try to make them (Naxalites) understand through talks that violence brings nothing," Singh said.

"Its not force, but discussions which will bring about solution to problems," Singh said after launching the second phase of 'School Challe Hum' programme.

The union minister made the comments after being informed that the state intended to accelerate educational programmes in different parts of Jharkhand despite 18 districts of the state being Naxalite-infested.

State HRD minister Bandhu Tirkey also pointed out that it was a challenge for his government to take up educational schemes in the rural areas in the face of extremism.

"We will reach our goals, and strive to raise the literacy graph of Jharkhand," Deputy Chief Minister Sudhir Mahto said.

The Times of India

posted by Resistance 4/18/2007 10:22:00 AM,

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