Why Maoists are Bigger Terror Menace than the Pakistan-sponsored Terrorism in J&K
The US State Department’s ‘Country Report on Terrorism 2018’ termed the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit as the “sixth deadliest terror groups in the world”. And if we reinterpret that report for India, the Maoist red terror is the worst kind of insurgency we are facing. The report placed the CPI (Maoist) after global terror outfits like Taliban, ISIS, Africa’s based Al- Shabaab and Boko Haram and the Communist Party of Philippines.
And numbers tell they are, in fact the bigger terror menace than the Pakistan sponsored and supported terrorism in J&K.
If we compare fatalities in the Maoist or Naxal violence vis-à-vis terrorist attacks in J&K, running high on terrorist massacre that started in 1988, J&K has seen more casualties, according to the official data posted on SATP, a terrorism database website.
As per the website, Maoists killed 2,799 security forces personnel in the period between 1999 and 2019 or an average annual killing of 132 security forces personnel. Security forces, hitting back, have killed 168 Maoists on an average each year in the same period. But unlike J&K, civilians here are the biggest casualty. The Left-wing violence kills on an average 387 persons yeas as the information shared by the government says.
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