Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G Kishan Reddy, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha to a question regarding insurgency in North-Eastern region said that the security situation in the North Eastern States has improved substantially since 2014. Compared to 2013, there has been 70% reduction in insurgency incidents, 80% in civilian deaths and 78% in security forces casualties in the year 2019. There were 1,824 surrenders by insurgents in the years 2014 to 2019. Recently 88 cadres of National Liberation Front of Tripura (Sabir Debbarma) [NLFT-SD] surrendered after an agreement with the outfit in August, 2019. 644 cadres of different outfits surrendered on 23 January, 2020 and 1,615 cadres of different factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland [NDFB] surrendered on 30 January, 2020 after signing of Memorandum of Settlement with different Bodo groups.
70% reduction in insurgency incidents, 80% in civilian deaths and 78% in security forces casualties in 2019 as compared to 2013 in the North-Eastern region: Shri G Kishan Reddy
Mar 4, 2020 | Business