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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
11-February-2020 15:23 IST
Reduction in incidents of  Naxal violence in the country over a period of three years due to resolute implementation of National Policy and Action Plan

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G Kishan Reddy, in a written reply in Lok Sabha to a question regarding Naxal violence said that incidents of Naxal violence have continuously gone down in the period 2017-19. To combat the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) menace in a holistic manner, the Government of India has formulated a National Policy and Action Plan, which envisages a multi-pronged approach comprising security, development and ensuring rights and entitlements of local communities etc. Resolute implementation of National Policy and Action Plan has resulted in consistent decline in LWE violence and its geographical spread.

Year

Incidents

Civilians killed

SFs killed

LWEs killed

LWEs arrested

2017

908

188

75

136

1888

2018

833

173

67

225

1933

2019

670

150

52

145

1276

 

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