Kochi | Communist Party of India (CPI) state secretary Kanam Rajendran today opined that those Maoists arrested by the police should be considered as ”political prisoners” instead of terrorists.
Claiming that the Maoists were not terrorists as they were working for certain ideologies, he said that ”those Maoists sympathisers, arrested by the police, should be considered as political prisoners and at any cost no human violation should taken place against them.”
Instead of taking action against such people, the administrators should find solutions to problems raised by them as they were working for the uplift of the backward people, he said while participating a meet-the-press programme of the press club here.
Though the CPI was not supporting the ideologies of Maoists that aims for reformation through weapon, as a political party it would support their genuine needs and their service to the downtrodden.
It was because the Administration failed miserably to take welfare measures and uplift them, such people, like tribal and other downtrodden people, were supporting such movements in the country.
Instead of spending huge money to hunt these people, the government should utilise the amount spent on such military operations to uplift the common and downtrodden people, Mr Rajendran added.
He also said that as part of winning the ensuing elections, the party would stand by the Left Democratic Front decision on taking political parties who severed relationship with the ruling Congress led UPA Government.
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