PUCL condemns the Killings of Eastern Frontier Rifle jawans by the Maoist
PUCL strongly condemns the brutal firing on the camp of the Eastern Frontier Rifle jawans killing 24 of them on 15 February 2010. It is a reprehensible act of gravest human rights violation by the group of CPI (Maoists) who claimed the responsibility of the act.
PUCL believes that acts of violence like this have no place in a democratic society such as ours that has in it all the means of conflict resolution through negotiations. It is a long standing firm belief of PUCL that violence in any form can never be a means to achieve any end howsoever grand that might be.
PUCL appeals to both the maoist and the state to suspend the hostilities and engage in negotiations to address the outstanding issues of the affected people like displacement, development and livelihood.
-- Pushkar Raj General Secretary, PUCL, 16 February 2010