Naxal-affected districts in the state are set to witness a propaganda war.
Via a GR issued Tuesday,the government deputed three officials from the information and publicity department to the office of Special Inspector General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) Anup Kumar Singh here with immediate effect.
District Information Officer (Nagpur) V H Khadse,Information Officer (Parbhani) and Hansraj Raut,sub-editor,District Information Office,Gadchiroli,will undertake propaganda mission.
Naxalites are always campaigning against government and police. A new publicity cell is being opened in Special IG (ANO) office to provide information about government schemes and programmes to people in affected districts, the GR says.
They will counter Naxal propaganda by explaining to people in Gadchiroli,Gondia and Chandrapur various government schemes, said Singh. Asked how the propaganda will be done,he said,Through media,posters and pamphlets,skits and dramas. The modalities will be worked out soon.