from Vinay Pais
Kundapur, Nov 19: The Naxalites who had escaped eight months ago have raised their heads, but this time near the deep forest area of Korthugundi of Charana Bail Amavasebail gram panchayat jurisdiction.
On March 23, this year, a Naxalite girl from Hammige village of Gadag district was arrested in the bus stand of Jaddinagudde of Amavasebail by the ANF. Since then the Naxalite activities in the region had suffered a set back.
But it is now being brought to light that Ammigundi pare with thick forest coverage, is an ideal place for their activities. So far this secluded region has been impregnable to police who used to visit the place every now and then.
Some twenty five families of Bovi community live in this region of reserve forest between Kolluru and Someshwar. Though there is no motorable road the place is the link to Shimoga district. A few bunts are also living in this remote area.
The region lacks basic infrastructures like electricity, roads, transportation, schools and other things. The tribals who have been living here for their lands, are now scared of police action against the Naxalites in Korthugundi camp where some hand-written banners, pamphlets in Telugu were found after the recent encounter.
It is for sure that Naxalites have specific mission and they have been able to meet their goals secretly despite heavy police security and regular combing operations. Though there are have not been many violent activities in the recent past, it is quite sure that unless some stern and immediate steps are taken, there are every chances of Naxalites movement gaining momentum in this secluded area. The administration should immediately think of providing these few families with basic amenities including education. Only this can prevent the intervention of Naxalites in the life of these innocent and economically poor families.