Decline in incidents of Naxal violence: Govt

Incidents of violence in three major Naxal-affected states saw a decline this year, government said today.

New Delhi: Incidents of violence in three
major Naxal-affected states saw a decline this year,
government said today.

"Total number of Naxal incidents in 2009 were 2,258
and in the current year (up to 31st October, 2010) are 1,842,"
Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken told Rajya Sabha in a
written reply.

"In 2009, the number of incidents in Jharkhand,
Chhattisgarh and Orissa were 742, 529 and 266 respectively,
whereas in the current year, the incidents are 424, 522 and
178 respectively," he said.

-PTI