Extremism takes its root in illiteracy and poverty-ridden areas where people from other states mislead tribal people and turned them to extremists, a senior CRPF officer said here today.
People coming from some other states sit in high position of extremist organisations, mislead people in tribal areas and turning innocent people into extremists, CRPF Inspector General of Police Sanjay Anand Latkar said.
Extremism takes its root in illiteracy and poverty-ridden areas, an official release quoted Latkar.
The CRPF officer was addressing a programme organised by Simdega district police to address problems of families that lost members in naxal violence.
Extremists have strayed from their ideology and killings, kidnappings and extortion became their main profession, he said.
Latkar appealed to the people to come forward in rooting out extremism and urged representatives of the people to cooperate with the police in doing so.
Stating that it was necessary to villagers to get organised against extremism, Simdega Deputy Commissioner Vijay Kumar Singh said it was necessary to eliminate extremism, which was a hurdle in the path of development.
The DC called upon representatives of the people to convince the misguided youth to come back to the mainstream so that they could participate in the development process.