Yesterday May, 12, 2021, in a webinar “Tackling Left Wing Extremism- The Democracy Option” organized by International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IADE) and Indian Institute of Public policy (IIPP), Ek Nath Dhakal, former minister of Nepal, and chairman, UPF/IAPP, Asia Pacific, urged Indian leaders to learn from the peace process of Nepal to establish peace in Indian that has been facing extreme Naxalite terrorism for decades. Mr. Dhakal clarified that Nepal, with the peaceful negotiation, has been able to settle down the twelve years Maoist Insurgency and highlighted the importance of peaceful negotiations.
The panelists Dr. Shekhar Dutt, former Governor of Chhattisgarh, Deputy National Security Advisor, Defense Secretary, Principal Secretary of Tribal Welfare, Hon. Mani Shankar Aiyar former Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Youth and Sports, Petroleum and Natural Gas, former diplomat, Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray, Director, Mantraya, former Deputy Director, National Security Council Secretariat and Director, Institute for Conflict Management (ICM), Guwahati, Dr. Kadayam S. Subramanian formerly of Indian Police Service, Intelligence Bureau and Union Home Ministry, Ambassador Krishna V Rajan, Chairman, International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IAED) South Asia, former Ambassador and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, Hon. K C Sundaram, Founder, EU-India Co-operation Forum (EICF) and Indian Institute of Public Policy (IIPP), as well shared their bitter Indian experience about extremism that has been disturbing the national unity and peace.