(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: End of the Road for Northeast Insurgency

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: End of the Road for Northeast Insurgency

Topic: End of the Road for Northeast Insurgency

Guest:

  • R. R. Rashmi, (Former Chief Secretary and Chairman, Finance Commission, Manipur)
  • John S. Shilshi, (Former Director, National Security Council)
  • Avalok Langer, (Author & Journalist)

Topic Description:

With more and more insurgent groups from the Northeast joining peace talks with the Government of India, the region has been witnessing a drastic decline in insurgency in the last five years. Home Ministry data from 2019 shows that insurgency in the Northeast region is continuously declining since 2014. According to the data, the Northeast region witnessed the highest number of insurgency activities in 2014 but they started to register a declining trend thereafter. The insurgent groups carried out 824 attacks and killed 212 civilians in 2014. In response, the security forces gunned down 181. In 2015, the insurgents launched 574 attacks in which 149 extremists, 46 civilians and 46 security personnel were killed. The insurgent activities continued to diminish in 2016 in which 87 extremists were killed during 484 insurgent attacks. The figure of civilian and security casualty stood at 48 and 17 respectively. The insurgent attacks reduced to 308 in 2017 in which 57 insurgents, 37 civilians and 12 security personnel were killed. In 2018, the extremism violent incidents came down to 252 in which 34 insurgents, 23 civilians and 34 security personnel were killed.

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Courtesy: RSTV