Red terror declined in 5 yrs; came down from 126 to 82 districts, now

Left Wing Extremism has decreased considerably in the last five years. It was noted that there has been a consistent decline in violence and considerable shrinkage in geographical spread of Maoism. The review of LWE affected districts in 2018, resulted in reduction of SRE districts from 126 districts to 82. However 8 new districts have been added to the list as a pre-emptive measure.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed the scenario at a meeting held here today  with Chief Secretaries, DGPs of affected states, DIB and DGs of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

One of the suggestions came up during the discussion was making of mobile communication more effective and improvement in the working conditions of the security forces. It was decided to carry forward the resolute implementation of  National Policy and Action Plan to address Left Wing Extremism – 2015.

According to the statement issued by the ministry the Home Secretary appreciated the efforts of States and the Central forces. He further mentioned the need for continued operations and stressed upon filling up of areas of security vacuum. He assured that resources required in the endeavour, shall be provided to States and CAPF.

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