Special report: Militancy rate declines by 50% in North East

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Guwahati/ 17th May’2018 (Prag News Desk):

An annual report released by the Home Ministry has reportedly revealed that militancy activities in Assam have declined by 56%, stating a “substantial improvement” in the security situation.

With 33 insurgency-related incidents in the year 2017, the state saw an improvement in comparison to the previous years as most of the terror outfits are already in peace talks with the government, apart from the ULFA-I and NDFB-S which continue to remain active in the state.

The report gave an overall update of the Northeast region’s insurgency-related which is reported to drop by 36 percent in 2017 making for the Centre to plan better opportunities for the region.

Apart from Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur too reported over 50% decline in such incidents with no reports of insurgency in Mizoram and Tripura in 2017.

However, Arunachal Pradesh saw a steep rise with 22% in militancy activities despite having no local insurgent groups.

The reason behind the same was stated that a number of the NE militant groups have been using the state as their transit point to reach their hideouts in Myanmar with 61 militancy related incidents reported in 2017.

The overall data saw Nagaland with the highest decline with 67% amongst the NE states.

Meanwhile, as the militant activities reported a decline in the region with an improved security situation, death of security forces and civilians in militant attacks too saw a decrease.

 

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