It is easy to understand RK Vij’s article (December 6) as a defensive attempt to keep high the morale of the CRPF. After all, while Maoist cadre are surrendering in larger numbers, there are also high attrition rates among the CRPF. In 2013 India Today reported that 13,658 CRPF personnel left their jobs between 2009 and 2012 tired of their jungle postings, the malaria and the working conditions among other things. While this may not be a large percentage of the force as a whole, and there are plenty more waiting to be recruited in these jobless times, it does indicate a weariness with this endless pointless war. Spectacles of the corpses of jawans being loaded onto garbage trucks or blood spattered boots and uniforms lying in rubbish dumps can hardly induce much enthusiasm. If anyone is violating the ‘human rights’ of the jawans, it is the government.