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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
06 MAR 2018 4:29PM by PIB Delhi
Terrorist and Naxal Attacks

Incidents of terrorist and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) violence have decreased in the country during the last three years. Data is as given below:

 

Year

J&K

NE

LWE

Hinterland

Total

 

2015

208

574

1089

1

1872

 

2016

322

484

1048

1

1855

 

2017

342

308

908

-

1558

 

2018

 

 49

(up to 24.02.2018)

 50

(up to 15.02.2018)

122

(up to 15.02.2018)

 

-

 221

 

Most incidents of attack on Security Forces occur due to the routine and predictable nature of their work which makes them vulnerable. Such incidents that result in losses to Security Forces are enquired into and corrective measures instituted. The officers combating terrorism and LWE are considered for gallantry awards based on recommendations of concerned States/Heads of Organisations. Details of Gallantry Medals awarded to Police Officers over last 03 years is as given below:

 

 

Sl. No.

Name of States/Organisation

Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG)

President’s Police Medal for Gallantry

 

 

2018

2017

2016

2018

2017

2016

1

Andhra Pradesh

-

64

-

-

-

-

2

Assam

-

04

08

-

-

-

3

Bihar

-

-

22

-

-

-

4

Chhattisgarh

10

11

13

-

01

-

5

Delhi

03

04

04

-

-

-

6

Jammu & Kashmir

38

57

48

-

-

-

7

Jharkhand

01

13

11

-

-

-

8

Haryana

-

01

01

-

-

-

9

Maharashtra

07

12

15

-

-

-

10

Manipur

-

04

-

-

-

-

11

Meghalaya

03

07

08

-

-

-

12

Odisha

03

17

33

-

-

-

13

Punjab

-

-

01

-

-

-

14

Telangana

06

-

26

-

-

02

15

Uttar Pradesh

-

07

10

-

-

-

16

BSF

01

19

17

-

-

-

17

CRPF

35

69

65

-

-

01

18

ITBP

-

-

09

-

-

03

19

SSB

-

01

-

-

-

-

20

MHA (IB)

-

-

-

-

-

01

 

Total

107

290

291

-

01

07

 

The Government also provides additional allowances/incentives to CAPF personnel deployed in such operations which include Risk Allowance, retention of Government accommodation at the last place of posting and HRA as admissible at the last place of posting.

 

The Government has a multi-pronged strategy to deal with Left Wing Extremism. This strategy is centered around security related measures, developmental interventions and ensuring rights & entitlements of local communities etc. Security related measures include assistance to LWE affected States by providing CAPF Bns, helicopters, UAVs, training assistance, construction of fortified police stations, funds for modernization of State Police Forces, arms & equipment, sharing of intelligence etc. On the development side, apart from flagship schemes of the Central Government in infrastructure, education, health, skill development, agriculture etc. several initiatives have been taken specifically for development of LWE affected areas. These include focused schemes for development of roads, installation of mobile towers, skill development, improving network of banks and post offices, health and education facilities, particularly in the 35 worst affected districts.

 

Recently the Government has approved the Special Central Assistance Scheme which envisages an outlay of Rs 1000 Cr per annum for three years for the 35 worst affected LWE districts to cover gaps in critical infrastructure and services.  In addition, the Special Infrastructure Scheme has also been revived for providing support to the States for strengthening the Special Forces and SIBs and also for construction of additional fortified police stations. The Security Related Expenditure Scheme has also been extended with increased allocation and new features up to 2020.

 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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