Reduction in incidents of Naxal violence in the country over a period of three years

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New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G Kishan Reddy, in a written reply in Lok Sabha to a question regarding Naxal violence said that incidents of Naxal violence have continuously gone down in the period 2017-19. To combat the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) menace in a holistic manner, the Government of India has formulated a National Policy and Action Plan, which envisages a multi-pronged approach comprising security, development and ensuring rights and entitlements of local communities etc. Resolute implementation of National Policy and Action Plan has resulted in consistent decline in LWE violence and its geographical spread.

Year Incidents Civilians killed SFs killed LWEs killed LWEs arrested
2017 908 188 75 136 1888
2018 833 173 67 225 1933
2019 670 150 52 145 1276

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