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Naxal violence: Over 2,600 died in past 3 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 15:35

New Delhi: Over 2,600 civilians and security
force personnel were killed between 2008 and 2010 in several
incidents of Naxal violence across the country.

Besides, there had been more than 900 attempts by
Naxalites to destroy telephone exchanges, railway properties,
power plant, mining and school buildings during the same

According to the information given by Minister of State
for Home Affairs Gurudas Kamat in Lok Sabha, out of the total
of 2,632 casualties, including 1,799 civilians and 833
security personnel, a highest of 1,003 was in 2010, followed
by 908 in 2009 and 721 in 2008.

6,061 incidents of violence by left wing extremists were
reported during the period, the minister said.

Incidentally, there has an been increase in the number of
incidents of economic targets by Naxalites. Out of the 909
such attempts, a highest of 325 were on forest road, culvert,
158 on telephone exchanges, 135 on school buildings, 127 on
railways properties, 61 on Panchayat Bhawans, 33 to disturb
electric supply by targeting poles and 18 on mining related
projects among others in the last three years.

Kamat said that the government has banned three left wing
extremist organisation -- Communist Party of India
(Marxist-Leninist) - people`s war, Maoist Communist Centre
(MCC), Communist Party of India (Maoist) and all its
formations and front organisations -- under the Unlawful
Activities (Prevention) Act.


First Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 15:35

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