Venkaiah Naidu slams silence of Human Rights activists on Sukma attack

The minister said that these activists raise voice if an extremist is killed by the Police but take shelter in silence when large number of Jawans and innocent people are killed.

Published: 25th April 2017 11:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2017 11:59 PM   |  A+A-

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu (File | PTI)

NEW DELHI: Raising question on Human Rights activists being silent on the dastardly killing of CRPF Jawans in Sukma, union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that while the nation was shocked by this killing and violence, the so called sympathizers and proponents of Human Rights have maintained baffling silence.

The minister said that these activists raise voice and react violently if an extremist or a terrorist is killed by the Police but take shelter in silence when large number of Jawans and innocent people get killed by those who operate underground, kill and run. 

“Are Human Rights only meant for those who chose violence in furtherance of their outdated ideologies and not for security personnel and common people? Why are the Human Right activists silent when such inhuman acts are mindlessly committed by outlawed elements?,” asked Naidu.  

Hitting out at the Human Rights activists, the minister further said, “I am constrained to infer that such motivated acts of violence are being resorted to with tacit support from the so called Human Rights advocates in desperation to derail the positive narrative emerging from the ongoing efforts by the Central and State Governments to ensure that fruits of development reach the last of the poor there by enabling rapid economic development.” 

Naidu also said that there is an urgent need to build strong public opinion against such violent acts by outlawed elements and the so called Human Rights activists who have double standards and don’t uphold similar rights of security personnel, their families and the innocent people who fall victim to such anti-national activities. 

Condemning the incident in which CRPF Jawans were killed, the minister said that this kind of cowardly acts of violence by the underground extremist elements is highly deplorable. 

The minister assured that the families of Jawans will get the highest consideration from government. “This is the highest sacrifice for the country. The families of dedicated Jawans who were killed and injured while in uniform would get the highest consideration from Central and State Governments. Both the Governments would work with renewed commitment to bring such mindless acts of violence to an end,” he added. 


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