Human rights activist, Binayak Sen, on Saturday claimed Naxalism cannot be tackled with guns. He was speaking to media persons at a function organised by the Pune Union of Working Journalists (PUWJ).
Slamming the government’s Salwa Judum initiative of arming tribal youth to police the forest areas, Sen claimed it amounted to tribals fighting tribals. Naxalism had to be solved in a non-violent manner. He accused the government of conducting fake encounters in which tribal youth were killed and labelled as Naxals.