Narendra Modi govt has taken the fight to Maoists, states need to step up and finish the job
Jul 24, 2017 | FIRSTPOST |Full Article
According to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) data accessed by Firstpost, there has been a steady decline in the number of Maoist attacks across the country since 2014. While 2,213 such incidents were reported in 2010, it came down to 1,048 in 2016 – a 111 percent decline.
Currently, 106 districts in 10 states that comprise the Red Corridor are the worst affected. However, according to the latest MHA report, in 2016, incidents of Maoist violence have been reported in only 68 districts. Of this, 90 percent of the cases were from 35 worst affected districts in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha and Telangana