Left-wing extremism reduced by 26% in last 3 years: MHA

NEW DELHI: Incidents of Left-wing extremist violence have fallen by 26% in the last three years beginning 2017, with fatal casualties among civilians as well as security forces too showing a declining trend.
Replying to a query in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, MoS (home) G Kishan Reddy said the number of violent incidents by Maoists had come down from 908 in 2017 to 833 in 2018 and 670 in 2019.

Similarly, the number of civilians killed in various Left Wing Extremism (LWE) violence-affected states also came down from 188 (2017) to 173 (2018) to 150 (2019). As for number of security personnel killed due to Left-wing extremism, their numbers too fell from 75 in 2017 to 67 in 2018 and 52 in 2019.
As many as 136 Naxals were killed in 2017, which went up to 225 in 2018 but came down again to 145 last year.
Similarly, the figures for Maoists arrested were 1,888 in 2017 which went up to 1,933 in 2018 and then fell to 1,276 in 2019. 

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/left-wing-extremism-reduced-by-26-in-last-3-years-mha/articleshow/74086399.cms


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