New approach to Combat Extremism 

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In response to the recent killing of a sitting Member and ex-Member of Legislative Assembly in Andhra Pradesh, the State Government has beefed up security of VIPs during their visits to LWE affected areas.The Central Government has a holistic multi-pronged approach towards combating LWE wherein it supplements the efforts of the State Governments over a wide range of measures to include security, development and ensuring rights & entitlements of local communities. The steadfast implementation of Action Plan has resulted in continuous decline in LWE violence and reduction in geographical spread of LWE influence.

The state-wise deaths (SF and civilians) in LWE violence in last three years and present year is as under:-

S No State 2015 2016 2017 2018

(till 15 Dec)

1 A.P. 8 6 7 3
2 Bihar 17 28 22 14
3 Chhattisgarh 101 107 130 149
4 Jharkhand 56 85 56 42
5 M.P. 0 2 1 0
6 Maharashtra 18 23 16 12
7 Odisha 28 27 29 12
8 Telangana 2 0 2 2
9 U.P. 0 0 0 0
10 West Bengal 0 0 0 0

 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

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