The Union Home Ministry has claimed in its annual report 2021-22 that there has been a huge reduction in the incidents of militancy in the North East and the incidents of Naxalite violence in the country. According to the report, in the year 2021 in comparison to 2014, there has been a decrease of 74 percent in the incidents of insurgency in the northeastern states and up to 55 percent in the incidents of Naxalism across the country. Not only this, the internal security of the country has also improved to a great extent.
According to the Home Ministry, the security situation in the northeastern states has improved significantly since 2014. According to the report, these states have recorded the least number of incidents of militancy and deaths of security forces and civilians in the year 2020. At the same time, there has been a decrease of 74 percent in the incidents of insurgency in the Northeast in 2021 as compared to the year 2014. Similarly, there has been a 60 percent reduction in the deaths of security forces and 89 percent in the deaths of civilians in this period.
The Home Ministry said that between 2014 and 2021, a total of 581 militants have been killed in the Northeast. While 9103 have been arrested. Apart from this, a total of 126 security forces and 413 civilians have also been killed in this period. On the other hand, the incidents of Naxal violence in the country have also come down by 55 percent in the last eight years. The death toll in these incidents has also come down by 63 percent. According to the annual report of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the incidents of Naxalism increased from 1136 to 509 in 2021 as compared to the year 2013 and the death toll in these incidents decreased from 397 to 147.
According to the report, in 2021, Naxal violence was reported under 191 police stations in 46 districts spread over eight states, while in 2013 Naxal violence was reported in 330 police stations in 76 districts spread over 10 states. The scope of violence has been largely restricted and 90 percent of Left Wing Extremism violence has taken place in only 25 districts.
The Home Ministry said that the CPI (Maoist) continues to be the most powerful of the various Left Wing Extremist organizations in the country. He is responsible for more than 90 percent of the total Naxal violence and 95 percent of the deaths due to them.