Insurgency in Northeast reduced by 74%, Maoist violence by 55%: MHA

A security personnel checks an auto-rickshaw with a sniffer dog under the heightened Security  in Andhra Pradesh. [Representational Image]
A security personnel checks an auto-rickshaw with a sniffer dog under the heightened Security in Andhra Pradesh. [Representational Image] ANI

New Delhi: There has been a decrease of 74 per cent in the incidents of insurgency in the Northeastern states as compared to 2014, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in its annual report 2021-22.

It also said that since 2014, there was a reduction of up to 55 per cent in Maoist violence incidents in the country in 2021. In the report, the MHA stated that there has been a great improvement in the internal security of the country.

According to the Home Ministry, security in the northeastern states of India has improved significantly since 2014. These states have recorded the least number of incidents of militancy and deaths of security forces and civilians in 2020.

There has been a reduction of 60 per cent in the death of security forces and 89 per cent in the death of civilians in this period, the report added.

The MHA said that between 2014 and 2021, a total of 581 militants were killed and 9,103 were arrested in the northeastern regions.

Incidents of Maoist violence in the country have also decreased significantly in the last eight years with the death toll in these incidents coming down by 63 per cent.

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