Insurgency Incidents Declined by 70% in NE: Centre

Insurgency Incidents Declined by 70% in NE: Centre

TheRajya Sabha on Wednesday informed that there has been a 70 percent reduction ininsurgency incidents and a drop of 80 percent in civilian deaths in theNortheast in 2019 compared to 2013.

UnionMinister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy while addressing the house said thatthe security situation in the Northeastern states has improved substantiallysince 2014 and there has been a 78 percent decline in casualties in securityforces.

Replying to a query, Reddy said that compared to 2013, there has been a 70 percent reduction in insurgency incidents, 80 percent in civilian deaths and 78 percent in security forces casualties in the year 2019.

Accordingto reports, as many as 1,824 insurgents surrendered between 2014 and 2019.

The minister further stated that recently 88 cadres of National Liberationist in Front of Tripura-Sabir Debbarma (NLFT-SD) surrendered after an agreement with the outfit in August 2019.

He said 644 cadres of different outfits surrendered on January 23, 2020, and 1,615 cadres of different factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland [NDFB] surrendered on January 30, 2020, after signing of Memorandum of Settlement.

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