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Varavara call to halt Operation 'Green hunt'

Wed 30th Jun 2010 05:12 AM
Varavara call to halt Operation 'Green hunt'
Varavara call to halt Operation 'Green hunt'

Revolutionary poet Varavara Rao on Wednesday urged Chief Minister K Rosaiah to sanction amnesty to prisoners with good conduct by August 15.

 In a memorandum he submitted to Rosaiah at his Camp Office, Rao sought withdrawal of para-troops from Chattisgarh and abandoning of 'Operation Green hunt' against Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.

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 Rao told newsmen the Chief Minister promised to look into the demands in consultation with Home Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy and jail officials.

The committee on 'Operation Green Hunt' recommended formation of an Empowered Citizen's Commission to investigate and recommend action against those responsible for violating human rights of tribal communities, he stated.