Rajnath Singh says Maoist incidents down by 54 per cent, lauds security forces

Hyderabad: The incidents of Maoist violence have come down by 54 per cent in the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday, adding it was his government's desire to bring an end to Naxalism, militancy and terrorism.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

"There is no place for violence in a developed society and it is my desire to see that instances of Naxalism, militancy and terrorism are brought to an end in this country," he said while addressing police officials in Hyderabad.

He was speaking at the regional training centre of the 'Greyhounds', the special anti-Naxal operations force of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh located on the outskirts of the city. Singh said the Maoists morale at present is at its lowest and the incidents of Naxal violence have come down by 54 percent in the various Left Wing Extremism hit states of the country.

The Home Minister lauded the courage and valour of the security forces personnel including the 'Greyhounds' as he added that the onus to keep India safe and independent rests on the shoulders of these men and women. "I am sure you will be successful in your actions and you have done your job well to guard the country as you are filled with the spirit of national pride," he said. Singh was on a day-long visit to the Telangana capital during which he also visited the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, the alma mater of Indian Police Service (IPS) officers.

Updated Date: Sep 02, 2016 20:48 PM

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