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187 Insurgency-Related Incidents Witnessed in North East Region in 2021: MHA

“20 civilians, 8 security forces personnel and 39 insurgents were also killed in insurgency-related incidents this year,” the MHA further informed the Lok Sabha.

187 Insurgency-Related Incidents Witnessed in North East Region in 2021: MHA

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Nov 2021 12:25 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: 187 insurgency-related incidents occurred in the North East region this year till 15th Nov.

Meanwhile, 20 civilians, 8 security forces personnel and 39 insurgents were killed in insurgency-related incidents this year till 15th November, this was reported by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) informed the Lok Sabha.

"187 insurgency-related incidents occurred in Northeast region this year till November 15," the MHA said.

"20 civilians, 8 security forces personnel and 39 insurgents were also killed in insurgency-related incidents this year," the MHA further informed the Lok Sabha.

Notably, earlier this year in March the ministry of home affairs (MHA) stated that insurgency-related incidents in the northeastern (NE) states dipped by 80% and civilian deaths by 99% last year compared to 2014, according to the Union home ministry data.

The civilian deaths were in single digits (two) in 2020 for the first time since 1999. The deaths of security forces personnel also came down by 75%.

The insurgency peaked in the region in 2000 when 1,923 incidents related to it were reported. The number came down to 162 in 2020 compared to 824 in 2014 when 212 deaths were reported. The highest number of civilian killings (907) in the region was also reported in 2000.

In 1999, 208 security forces' personnel lost their lives fighting insurgents in the region. Five deaths of security personnel were reported in 2020 compared to 20 in 2014.


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