Insurgency incidents in Northeast reduced by 80% between 2014-20
Dimapur, June 4 (EMN): A report by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Northeast division, maintained that the security situation in the north-eastern states improved substantially over the years, with 2020 recording lowest insurgency incidents and casualties among the civilians as well as security forces in the last two decades.
The reported stated that insurgency incidents reduced by 80% in 2020 compared to 2014. Similarly, during this period, security forces (SF) casualties came down by 75% and civilian deaths by 99%.
It further maintained that compared to the peak of insurgency movement in the last two decades, there has been phenomenal improvement in security situation in the region.
“There were 1,963 insurgency incidents in the region in the year 2000 and compared to this, the year 2020 saw 92% reduction in insurgency incidents, which being 162 incidents.
“Similarly, number of civilians killed in the region has also come down by 99% compared to its peak of 907 civilian deaths in the year 2000, there being two civilian deaths in 2020. There has been 98% reduction in SFs casualties in 2020, which are five in numbers compared to year 1999 which had 208 SFs deaths,” the report stated.
It went on to state that Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 was removed completely from the states of Meghalaya and Tripura, and its application reduced in Arunachal Pradesh in view of improvement in security situation.
However, the Central government had declared the whole of state of Nagaland to be ‘disturbed area’ for a period of six months with effect from December 30, 2020.
Profile of violence in NE since 2014 according to MHA
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