Appealing to Maoists to immediately release two abducted Italian nationals, Odisha
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that there would be no coercive action by security forces as long as the extremists did not indulge in any violence.
"There would be no cohesive action by the security forces as long as the Odisha State Organising Committee of the CPI(Maoist) does not indulge in any violence and other unlawful activities," Patnaik said in a statement in the Assembly.
Expressing concern over the killing of securitymen by Maoists yesterday even after the state government's offer to hold talks with rebels, he appealed to the Maoists not to indulge in any form of violence in order to create a congenial environment for discussion.
Two securitymen were killed in a landmine explosion in Koraput yesterday and the Maoists were demanding stoppage of combing operation before beginning talks, Patnaik said.
Patnaik said the Maoists should nominate their representatives without further delay to start negotiation for the release of the two Italians.
"We have news from the families of the two Italians from Rome and Turin who are in great distress," Patnaik said adding the rebels should react in a humane manner and release the hostages immediately.
Meanwhile, a pamphlet containing 13 demands of Maoists for release of the two was received by the state government.
"A pamphlet in the name of 'Sunil', Secretary, Odisha State Organising Committee of CPI (Maoist) containing 13 demands of the Maoists, has been received," he said adding that the pamphlet is being examined by the state government.
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