Left-Wing Extremism related violence more than halved under Modi Govt

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New Delhi: The Left Wing Extremism was given out as a major threat during the Congress-led UPA dispensation. The new data discloses that the geographical spread of the violence has also been reduced, and only 46 districts reported Left-Wing Extremism-related violence in 2021 compared to 96 districts in 2010. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in Rajya Sabha in a written reply. He attributed effective implementation of the National Policy & Action Plan to the same.

“Implementation of National Policy and Action Plan to address Left Wing Extremism 2015 has resulted in a decline in violence. The incidents of Left Wing Extremism violence have been reduced by 77 percent from an all-time high of 2,258 in 2009 to a modest 509 in 2021,” the Minister said in Rajya Sabha.

In September 2021, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had chaired a review meeting in New Delhi on left-wing extremism (LWE), which was attended by Chief Ministers of several states.

Shah had said, “Joint efforts of the Centre and states in cracking down on left-wing extremism led by Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) have yielded much success. In decades of fighting, we have reached a point where the death toll is less than 200 for the first time, and this is a shared and great achievement for all of us.”

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