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Data On Terrorism

Published Apr 25, 2020
Updated Apr 27, 2020

Terrorism and Human Security Some Facts and Figures

From 1998 to 2003 – 26,007 people lost lives in terrorist violence less Naxalite violence during the tenure of the NDA government led by the BJP. The average is said to be 4335 lives per annum. From 2004 to 29 November 2006 the time when UPA government came to power, 7037 lives have been lost at an average of 2346 lives per annum. The fatalities in Naxalite violence are said to have increased since the UPA government assumed office with 1465 incidents in 2002 whereas there were only 1608 incidents in 2005. Number of deaths grew from 482 in 2002 to 669 in 2005, attributed to Chattisgarh and Jharkhand where BJP led governments are stated to be in power. 60 % of deaths are said to have occurred in Chattisgarh. In the last few years it is said that over 20,000 farmers have committed suicide annually, 37 percent men and 39 percent women have chronic energy deficiency, while 51 percent children are stunted, 20 percent wasted and 75 percent are anemic.

MHA Assessment of State of Naxalism

The Agenda paper of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on the state of terrorism in India indicated that the number of incidents had decreased during the year though the casualties had increased by about 20 percent. This is evident from the Table on the following page.

Terrorism Incidents January to July

2005 2006
1039 930
Casualties  
407 487

Terror and Opium in India

Terror groups are taking opium in India with a NCB team burning down 1750 bighas of poppy which could have yielded 2600kg of opium worth Rs 6 Crore.m (The Times of India. 9 Jun 2006. p12. nd).

Naxal Menace Grows

A survey of data from the South Asia Intelligence review reveals that the threat of risks from Naxal terrorism has greatly increased and is frequently surpassing the risks from Kashmiri terror. This was most evident from the Table 1 below which covers the weekly killings in terror strikes in the country. It would be evident that Left Wing Extremism and Assam has seen twice the number of deaths than that in Kashmir for the period from 05 to 11 June 2006.

 

Civilian

Security Force Personnel

Terrorist

Total

      Assam

7

0

1

8

     Jammu &
Kashmir

1

1

10

12

     Left-wing Extremism

0

0

22

22

     Manipur

1

0

1

2

     Tripura

0

0

1

1

Total ( INDIA )

9

1

35

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Down loaded from Weekly Assessments & Briefings Volume 4, No. 48, June 12, 2006

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