Chhattisgarh: In an incident that took place yesterday in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district where at least 25 CPRF jawans lost their life in the Naxal encounter. Criticizing the shameful incident, the Communist Party of India (CPI) stated that it conveys deep condolences to the jawans families and huge respect for all the martyrs.
While talking to the media, the CPI went on to say: “The CPI strongly condemns the killings… in Sukma… Paying its respect to the jawans, the party conveys its deep condolences to their families.”
But it objected to the “attempt to term it as red terror”.
“There are several Left parties in Chhattisgarh including the CPI which are working in defense of tribal people. They do not agree with Maoists — politically and ideologically and also with their form of struggle.”
The CPI said the governments (Centre and state) “need to do serious introspection in the larger context and perspective” to find out why it has been “failing to handle the situation in the region”.
“It is surprising to know that CRPF does not have a regular head and intelligence inputs. Otherwise such violence would have been avoided,” the CPI observed.
On Monday, 300 to 400 heavily armed Maoists, including women, ambushed a Central Reserve Police Force contingent in a forested patch in Sukma in Chhattisgarh.