The statements of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister are quite true that Naxal threat is more grievous than terrorism for the country. On one hand India is facing violent activities of terror outfits, on the other the country is bleeding with the Naxal group unleashing brutality and giving challenge to the administrative establishment and the Constitution through violence. The motive of terror group is difficult to understand, but there is no doubt that Naxalites want to establish a parallel government on gunpoint. Fending off terrorists is relatively easier because their supporters are limited; while there is no dearth of people who back up Naxalites. However, Naxalism has now taken a form of mafia and drifted apart from the cause they were once made for, despite their ideology still exists in some parts of the country. It augurs well that the Prime Minister and the Home Minister together raised their concern regarding the Naxal threats from the same platform, but mere talking tough against the red terrors will not sort out the problem. Umpteenth times, the government has voiced their concerns stating that Naxalism is a bigger threat to the internal security of the country, but what concrete steps have been undertaken by the government so far to checkmate the terror of Naxalism which has penetrated its tentacles in as many as 60 districts of the country.   

It is a grievous scene that the Naxalism, which is billed to be brutal and rebellious, has engulfed 60 districts of the country. It does not sound good that the Home Minister has categorically said that states have responsibility to take action against the Naxalites while the Centre will support them. He also said that states should take proper care of the people in the Naxal infested areas so that they should not get carried by the motives of Naxals.  It is not fair to understand that Naxalism is primarily held as bigger threat to the internal security of the nation but the responsibility to tackle them has been entrusted with the state governments. It could spur the audacity of the Naxalites that the Centre takes the excuse of its limited resources to fight the red terror. Had the state governments been able to fight Naxals, they would not have taken such lethal stature. It is true that local leaders are not able to pacify Naxals. The strength of Naxalism is enlarging enormously so special efforts are now required to control them. It will be better that Naxal infested areas should be declared turbulent and the Centre itself should monitor the situation, otherwise the cataclysmic impact of red terror will hit the nation badly.