Ministry of Home Affairs

Significant improvement in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) security situation in the country in the last five years

Posted On: 21 MAR 2023 6:01PM by PIB Delhi

There has been significant improvement in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) security situation in the country in the last five years.  Government of India (GoI) approved ‘National Policy and Action Plan to address LWE’ in 2015.  The Policy envisages a multi-pronged strategy involving security related measures, development interventions, ensuring rights and entitlements of local communities, etc.      

Steadfast implementation of this policy has resulted in consistent decline in LWE violence across the nation. The number of LWE related violent incidents have come down by 77% in 2022 in comparison to high of  2010. The number of resultant deaths (Security Forces + Civilians) have also reduced by 90% in 2022 as compared to high of 2010.  Details of LWE related violent incidents and deaths in Chhattisgarh during the last five years are as under:-

 

Serial

No.

Year

Violent incidents Perpetrated by Left Wing Extremists

Incidents Initiated By Security Forces

Security Forces Persons Killed

Civilians Killed 

Left Wing Extremists Killed

1.

2018

275

117

55

98

125

2.

2019

182

81

22

55

79

3.

2020

241

74

36

75

44

4.

2021

188

67

45

56

48

5.

2022

246

59

10

51

31

6.

2023 (upto 28 Feb 23)

37

04

7

10

1

 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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