Naxal Violence News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, DGPs of all states and union territories, DGs of central police organisations and 350 other senior police officers attended the second day of the three-day conference
State home minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, in a written reply, also said that 315 Naxals surrendered in 2019 while 344 surrendered in 2020
Dantewada Assembly bypoll: Voters brave Maoist threat as turnout touches 60.16% by 3 pm; figure likely to rise, says official
The polling for the by-election in the Maoist-affected district of Chhattisgarh ended at 3 pm today with voter turnout at 60.16 percent and no untoward incidents.
Chhattisgarh Assembly election: Voting for Dantewada bypoll begins amid tight security; counting of votes to be taken up on 27 Sept
Voting for the bypoll to the Naxal-affected Dantewada Assembly constituency began on Monday morning amid tight security
NCST takes note of tribals displaced in red corridor, calls meeting with Union home ministry, govts of Naxal-affected states
The NCST will hold a meeting with the Union home and tribal affairs ministries on the alleged displacement of tribals from Chhattisgarh due to Naxal violence and the demand for their rehabilitation in the state.
Three Kerala districts added to Maoist watchlist even as Centre claims shrinking red terror, limits it to 30 worst-hit areas
Forty-four districts in the country are no longer under the influence of Maoists or have a negligible presence and most of the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is now confined only to 30 worst-hit districts
Two persons, including a woman, were shot dead allegedly by Naxals in Marudanga village of adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district in Jharkhand on Wednesday
A Naxal was killed in a gun-battle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on Thursday in the early morning hours, police said.
Naxal violence claims 12,000 lives, including of 2,700 security personnel, in two decades: Home ministry
As many as 12,000 people have lost their lives in Maoist violence over the last two decades and of these, 2,700 were personnel of security forces.
Sukma attack: Govt to buy nearly 250 bullet, mine protected vehicles for anti-Naxal ops in Chhattisgarh
The Centre tonight said it was in the process of procuring nearly 250 bullet and mine protected vehicles for use by the security forces engaged in anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh.
The number of security personnel and civilians killed in Naxal-violence hit areas has increased in 2016 and the number of Maoist surrendering had doubled during this period as compared to the previous year.
Five CRPF men, including two officers, were on Friday injured in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Naxal violence affected Sukma district.
The difficult situation, however, has proved no barrier to talent.
Stating that there has been a 20-25 percent drop in Naxal violence in the rebel-affected areas in last 10 to 12 years, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said though the government wants to resolve the vexed issue by giving a thrust to development, the ultras pose a hindrance in the process.
BJP leader insures supporters campaigning for him in the Bastar regions for Rs five lakh each
BJP demanded removal of Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed accusing the administration in the state under President's rule of failing to rein in left-wing extremism and dealing with other law and order matters.
"If Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra can control Naxalism, why not Chhattisgarh? The ruling BJP is sheltering Naxals for political advantage," said Singh.
Voicing reservations over the full-fledged operationalisation of the ambitious NCTC, Congress-ruled Karnataka today said the body should not be given "unbridled powers".