Apparently high ranking officials in
"There are two questions here. Are human rights activists and organisations really silent on the Sukma attack? And second, do they believe that human rights are only meant for a few people, especially those who, in the minister’s words, indulge in violence? The answer to both questions is no"
The same article starts off with:
"Every time there is an attack or killing by Maoists or a terror attack, a set of people otherwise contemptuous of human rights start asking questions like “Where are human rights wallahs? Why are they silent now?” Joining the bandwagon after the Sukma attack is Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, who recently issued an official statement titled ‘Why human rights activists silent on dastardly killing of CRPF Jawans in Sukma?’ "
I do like how this article uses the terms; " a set of people otherwise contemptuous of human
rights." Because the government in
However a few points must be clarified. The article has the following paragraph:
"This isn’t a rhetorical (and ungrammatical) question raised in a press conference, but a formal statement released by his office, with the minister asking if human rights are meant only “for those who chose violence in furtherance of their outdated ideologies and not for security personnel and common people?”
Certainly the government of
A kicker above the mentioned article, "No, Mr Naidu, Human Rights Activists Are Not Actually Silent Over the Sukma Attack," says:
"Human rights activists have maintained that they are against all forms of violence, but continue to come under attack by the state."
And I suspect they are being honest when they say they
oppose all forms of violence. Again we are not liberals. Leftist yes—liberals
no. We support people's war. A lot of people, as myself, loath war. I don't
like at all. But at times it is necessary. It doesn't take long to see that the
guerrillas would be wiped off the map if they did not defend themselves. There
would be no revolution without war. There are times when violence is necessary
for our survival. The
We can notice that no attempt is being made to negotiate an end to the Indian war against the Maoists. They want only to win and nothing else. That leaves the Maoist only one alternative and that is to win themselves.
We are not suicidal, we must win!