Maoists, J&K, NE remain top concerns: Govt
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 16:07
New Delhi: Maoists violence, militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and insurgency in the Northeast continued to be the top areas of concern for the country's internal security in 2011 with Left wing extremism claiming the most lives.

According to the annual report of the Home Ministry for 2011-12, terrorism in the hinterland and communal situation remained by and large under control, except for the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in July 2011 and bomb blast in Delhi High Court in September last year.

Level of infiltration from across the borders and the resultant terrorist activities in the Kashmir Valley showed significant decline in 2011. Since outbreak of militancy, more than 40,000 people have lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir of which 13,846 were civilians and 4,807 were security personnel.

Maoists violence had claimed 3,240 lives between 2008 and 2011 in nine Naxal hit states -- Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

"The CPI (Maoist) continues to remain the most dominant and violent outfit among the various Left Ling extremist groups, accounting for more than 90 per cent of total Left wing extremist incidents and 95 per cent of resultant killings," the annual report said .

Action against the Maoists will continue and this is a long drawn out battle and needs to be persevered with both in terms of operations against the armed elements as well as the all round development of LWE affected areas.


First Published: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 16:07

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