Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Chhattisgarh To Check NGOs In Maoist Hotbed

Chhattisgarh is closely monitoring the work of dozens of NGOs, many of them funded by the government, following reports that Maoists may be getting money from some of them in Bastar region.

Official sources said the government has received inputs that many NGOs active in education, child and women development sectors were helping the rebels financially in Bastar's 40,000 sq km area where Maoist guerrillas are known to run a parallel government.

'Over 250 NGOs are active in Bastar region and some 40-50 of them get funds from government for social and welfare activities. We feel that millions (of rupees) from government funds are being diverted to the extremists,' a home department official said. 'The government is closely monitoring their work.

'Once it is confirmed that money is going to revolutionary Maoists, we will come hard on the NGOs,' the official said.


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