Barkha Dutt rightly states that the government has not taken concrete measures to tackle the Naxal problem (Call a spade, Third Eye, May 29). It is easy for the home minister to condemn Naxal violence. But his inability to give a befitting reply to the insurgents is disappointing. The problem has got out of hand because the government has failed to address the issue of unequal distribution of resources and wealth. Now, if it really wants to resolve the Naxal crisis, the Centre has to first work towards rooting out inequality.
(This letter published in Hindustan Times on June 5, 2010)