GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 223
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 23rd FEBRUARY, 2011/ PHALGUNA 4, 1932 (SAKA)
NEXUS BETWEEN MAOISTS AND NORTH EASTERN OUTFITS
223. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) Whether Government is aware of recent media reports regarding possible nexus between Maoists and north eastern outfits, including United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA); and
(b) If so, the steps proposed to be adopted by Government in this regard?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI MULLAPPALLY RAMACHANDRAN)
(a): The CPI Maoists have been noticed trying to forge links with Indian Insurgent Groups (IIGs) of North Eastern outfits
(b): The Government has deployed Central Security forces to aid the state authorities for carrying out counter insurgency operations and providing security for vulnerable institutions and installations; shared intelligence on continuous basis; given financial assistance for strengthening of the local Police Forces and intelligence agencies under the Police Modernization Scheme; and provided assistance for strengthening various aspect of the security apparatus and counter insurgency operations, by way of reimbursement of Security Related Expenditure. The scheme is being implemented in all States of the region except in Mizoram and Sikkim. Central Government has also assisted the States in raising of additional forces in the form of India Reserve Battalions.