AGARTALA, Dec 2 – Tripura’s success story in tackling insurgency and experience of post-surrendered militants may be implemented in other insurgency or Maoist-affected states or areas, said Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
Speaking to media at Civil Secretariat here on Monday night, the Chief Minister said a nine-point wish list was given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the meeting with the Council of Ministers here on Monday.
“We have explained the demands put forward before Prime Minister and he assured to look into the wish-list of the State government”, he said.
In course of the meeting, the Prime Minister wanted to know some success stories of the State government. “In reply, we highlighted our achievement in tackling insurgency before him. We had given free hand to the security personnel to deal with the insurgency firmly. Side by side, the security personnel were asked not to harm innocent people in the name of onslaught against the insurgents”, he said.
“I told the Prime Minister we had also used parents of misguided youths to get their sons or relatives returned to the mainstream and it paid off. Maximum number of misguided youth returned to normal life and taking to national building”, he said.
Sarkar also said though militancy has been contained largely in the State, the outlawed groups have still 15/16 hideouts in Bangladesh. But the Bangladesh government has been doing a good job in flushing out Indian militants from their soil, he told the Prime Minister.
After the briefing a visibly impressed Prime Minister asked the Chief Minister to send an elaborate report on the success story in tackling insurgency to him immediately.
“The Prime Minister has given enough indication that Tripura model of anti-insurgency strategy will be implemented in other states facing militancy or red terror menace.