A complete of 460 Left Wing Extremists, additionally known as Naxals, have been killed by safety forces within the nation since 2018, an RTI response has revealed.
Throughout the identical interval, 161 safety pressure personnel laid down their lives within the line of responsibility, the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Division, underneath the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs, said within the reply.
Noida-based lawyer and RTI activist Ranjan Tomar had sought the info on deaths of safety personnel and killing of LWEs from the MHA between 2018 and 2020.
The official response, nonetheless, had figures up to date until November 2020.
In its reply, the division said that 460 Left Wing Extremists have been killed and 161 safety pressure personnel died in LWE violence from 2018 to November 2020.
The Union Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA) in September 2020 stated the LWE or Naxal violence had diminished significantly within the nation with the menace being prevalent in simply 46 districts.
Union Minister of State for Dwelling G Kishan Reddy had stated that 90 districts in 11 states within the nation had been thought-about left-wing extremism (LWE) affected and coated underneath the Safety Associated Expenditure (SRE) Scheme of the MHA.
In separate info supplied by the MHA on September 16, 2020, the ministry had said that the variety of deaths of civilians and safety pressure personnel in LWE-related violence diminished persistently from 1,005 in 2010 to 202 in 2019.
In 2020 (until August 15), deaths additional diminished from 137 to 102 compared with the corresponding interval of 2019, it said.
The mixed fatalities of civilians and safety pressure personnel stood at 263 in 2017, 240 in 2017, 202 in 2019 and 102 in 2020 (until August), the ministry had said.
On its web site, the MHA states that between 2004 and 2019, as many as 8,197 folks have been killed by the LWE in several components of India and nearly all of the civilians killed are tribals, typically branded as ‘police informers’ earlier than being brutally tortured and killed.