'Viva la Democracia'! India records consistent decline in Left Wing Terrorism under NDA rule
   18-Mar-2020


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The Left Wing Extremism related incidents reduce by over 38% in 2019, in comparison to 2014: Shri G. Kishan Reddy

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to questions regarding measures taken by the government to tackle Naxal Violence, in Rajya Sabha today, said that steadfast implementation of the National Policy and Action Plan - 2015 has resulted in consistent decline in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) related violence in the country during last five years. In 2019, the number of LWE related incidents have reduced by over 38% in comparison to 2014.

 

Year

Incidents

2015

1089

2016

1048

2017

908

2018

833

2019

670

2020 (upto 29.02.2020)

123

 

The Minister informed the House that large, mini and micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been deployed in support of anti Left Wing Extremist operations. Further, the number of Security Force (SF) personnel killed in the violence has reduced from 317 in 2009 to 52 in 2019. Number of Security Force (SF) personnel and Left Wing Extremists killed in LWE related incidents during last five years are as under:-

 
 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

(upto Feb)

SF Killed

56

65

75

67

52

05

LWEs Killed

89

222

136

225

145

05