Yes that's the ground realty whom people call as brave and tough.No they arent so.
Para military forces were employed to relieve Lalgarh from the clutches of Maoists as all know.
Its a dense jungle area with lots of road-bends and culverts.Few days back when the forces were on an liberation plan a mine blew up when they were crossing a culvert and many were injured.But after that whenever these forces come across a culvert or bridge or a road-bend they are so scared to cross fearing when a mine will blast from where.
So what about the bomb disposal squads?Only one squad is present(that too only two mebers in it).The other team is kept in reserve for VIP's and the third team is cooling its heels in Kolkatta.
Since they dont have enough bomb disposal squads what they do is force the local youths to check for mines whenever the forces come across a culvert or a road bend.
These youths fearfully does this job or else they will be shot dead.
Shame on Para military forces.Is this the way to force people?then what about your job of saving people?whats the differnce between these forces and Naxals?
What if any youth dies of get injured while finding a mine?Is just giving a money compensation enough?