Land disputes root of maoist menace: Jairam Ramesh

Citing his concern towards tribals, Union Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh, has said that injustice to tribals in land disputes was the root cause of Maoist insurgency plaguing the country. Ramesh futher said that the deliverance of justice to tribals, many of whom had been seeking legal redressal for decades, would go a long way in neutralising naxal threat. Ramesh also added that maoist-affected states must follow the example of Andhra Pradesh, in setting up large teams of legal personnel to address a stockpile of land dispute cases.