Deadline over, extended. Means they are alive


By Uma Sudhir

The deadline set by the Maoists was over yesterday evening at 7 pm. Families of the four policemen (abducted by the Maoists) in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur, waited every moment all through Tuesday, for some good news.

Meanwhile, there is silence in the Chhattisgarh government. Except the political noise. And that’s because the chief minister and home minister of the state are busy with campaigning for a byelection. Off the record, the official machinery says if the Maoists had to kill them, they would have done so by now. If they haven’t, it means they are safe.

The Maoists have now reportedly given the government another 24 hours to accept their demands.

http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/maoists-48-hour-deadline-ends/166370

(video of my story aired on NDTV 24×7)

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About t s sudhir & uma sudhir

Uma Sudhir and T S Sudhir are senior journalists, based in Hyderabad. Both work for NDTV. Uma is a Tamilian, who was educated in
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3 Responses to Deadline over, extended. Means they are alive

  1. Serenity Stupidity says:

    Hi Uma,

    Saw a scrolling, cops safe. Good job NDTV. Today’s 3 Pm clearly won yesterday’s 3 pm, but let us hope, that like in bihar recently, the cops return safe. I also hope, that it will not lead to sympathy for the Naxals, or repeat, though it is early to think of that.

  2. Serenity Stupidity says:

    Hi Uma,

    Good job. You kept pointing out, as to how we cannot get lost( out of habit, like a vicious cycle ), in the news that can create high-decibel noise. And focus on the news, that ought to be priority ie priority too, at least.

    Saw on facebook, that you got call from a relative. I can understand, the shower of happiness, that YOU got, by all this coverage and happy ending.

    For, Any contribution of ours, towards matters, regarding which are increasingly getting convinced, that “…nothing else is more important..”, is a blessing for us.

    Let us watch, how much, our system ( all put together ) continues focus on the Naxal issue, towards breaking the actual cycle.

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