26 dis­tricts af­fected ‘se­verely’ by nax­als


The CPI (Maoist), the main left-wing ex­trem­ist (LWE) group, has been try­ing to ex­pand its ac­tiv­i­ties in var­i­ous states of the coun­try. The states of Ch­hat­tis­garh, Jhark­hand, Bi­har and Odisha are con­sid­ered badly af­fected by LWE, ac­cord­ing to the Min­is­ter of State for Home Af­fairs, Ji­ten­dra Singh.

The states of West Ben­gal and Ma­ha­rash­tra are con­sid­ered par­tially af­fected. The states of Andhra Pradesh, Mad­hya Pradesh and Ut­tar Pradesh are con­sid­ered slightly af­fected states. There is sub­stan­tial im­prove­ment in the sit­u­a­tion in Andhra Pradesh and West Ben­gal, whereas LWE vi­o­lence has re­mained low-key in Ut­tar Pradesh and Mad­hya Pradesh.

It is fur­ther clar­i­fied around 26 dis­tricts in In­dia ac­count for nearly 80 per cent of the to­tal LWE vi­o­lence. The to­tal num­ber of ‘vi­o­lence af­fected’ dis­tricts has to be viewed in this over­all con­text.

Dur­ing the high-level meet­ings held with the Chief Min­is­ters, the Chief Sec­re­taries and the Di­rec­tor Gen­er­als of Po­lice of the LEW-af­fected states, the lat­est LWE sce­nario in the coun­try is gen­er­ally re­viewed. In these meet­ings, a num­ber of strate­gic and tac­ti­cal

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