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Sukma attack: 2017 deadliest year, April 2017 deadliest month for CRPF

72 security personnel have been killed in Maoist-related violence in 2017

Devanik Saha | IndiaSpend 

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Twenty six Central Reserve Paramilitary Force jawans were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on April 24, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Twenty six Central Reserve Paramilitary Force jawans were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s district on April 24, 2017. Representational image.

With 72 security personnel killed in Maoist-related violence in 2017, it is already the deadliest year in the past seven years for security forces, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from South Asian Terrorism Portal (SATP).

On April 24, 2017, 26 Central Reserve Paramilitary Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s district. The encounter with 74 battalion of occurred at Kala Pathar near Chintagufa in Sukma, the worst Maoist violence-affected district in south Bastar area of the state.

 

Source: South Asia Terrorism Portal
*The SATP portal has updated data only till April 16, 2017. We have added deaths of jawans on April 24, 2017, as well in our analysis.

 

Maoist outfits cause the most terror deaths in India, IndiaSpend reported on November 19, 2015.

Maoists are left-wing communist radicals attempting to overthrow India’s government through force. The regions most affected by Maoist violence lie in a wide swath of mineral-rich, forested tribal lands, from Maharashtra to West Bengal. Tribals account for a third of the 21 million people displaced by development projects, as IndiaSpend reported on June 17, 2014, fuelling a resentment that the Naxals exploit.

April 2017: Deadliest month in past seven years

With 49 deaths, April 2017 is the deadliest month for security forces in in the past seven years. The deadliest month in the past decade was April 2010, when 76 security personnel died in Dantewada, the most fatal Maoist ambush ever.

More security forces have died in Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled (235) than in any other state between 2011 and 2015, IndiaSpend reported on April 14, 2015.

Source: South Asia Terrorism Portal
*The SATP portal has updated data only till April 16, 2017. We have added deaths of jawans on April 24, 2017, as well in our analysis.


(Saha is an MA Gender and Development student at Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.)


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Sukma attack: 2017 deadliest year, April 2017 deadliest month for CRPF

72 security personnel have been killed in Maoist-related violence in 2017

72 security personnel have been killed in Maoist-related violence in 2017 Twenty six Central Reserve Paramilitary Force jawans were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s district on April 24, 2017. Representational image.

With 72 security personnel killed in Maoist-related violence in 2017, it is already the deadliest year in the past seven years for security forces, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from South Asian Terrorism Portal (SATP).

On April 24, 2017, 26 Central Reserve Paramilitary Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s district. The encounter with 74 battalion of occurred at Kala Pathar near Chintagufa in Sukma, the worst Maoist violence-affected district in south Bastar area of the state.

 

Source: South Asia Terrorism Portal
*The SATP portal has updated data only till April 16, 2017. We have added deaths of jawans on April 24, 2017, as well in our analysis.

 

Maoist outfits cause the most terror deaths in India, IndiaSpend reported on November 19, 2015.

Maoists are left-wing communist radicals attempting to overthrow India’s government through force. The regions most affected by Maoist violence lie in a wide swath of mineral-rich, forested tribal lands, from Maharashtra to West Bengal. Tribals account for a third of the 21 million people displaced by development projects, as IndiaSpend reported on June 17, 2014, fuelling a resentment that the Naxals exploit.

April 2017: Deadliest month in past seven years

With 49 deaths, April 2017 is the deadliest month for security forces in in the past seven years. The deadliest month in the past decade was April 2010, when 76 security personnel died in Dantewada, the most fatal Maoist ambush ever.

More security forces have died in Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled (235) than in any other state between 2011 and 2015, IndiaSpend reported on April 14, 2015.

Source: South Asia Terrorism Portal
*The SATP portal has updated data only till April 16, 2017. We have added deaths of jawans on April 24, 2017, as well in our analysis.


(Saha is an MA Gender and Development student at Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.)


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Sukma attack: 2017 deadliest year, April 2017 deadliest month for CRPF

72 security personnel have been killed in Maoist-related violence in 2017

Twenty six Central Reserve Paramilitary Force jawans were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s district on April 24, 2017. Representational image.

With 72 security personnel killed in Maoist-related violence in 2017, it is already the deadliest year in the past seven years for security forces, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from South Asian Terrorism Portal (SATP).

On April 24, 2017, 26 Central Reserve Paramilitary Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s district. The encounter with 74 battalion of occurred at Kala Pathar near Chintagufa in Sukma, the worst Maoist violence-affected district in south Bastar area of the state.

 

Source: South Asia Terrorism Portal
*The SATP portal has updated data only till April 16, 2017. We have added deaths of jawans on April 24, 2017, as well in our analysis.

 

Maoist outfits cause the most terror deaths in India, IndiaSpend reported on November 19, 2015.

Maoists are left-wing communist radicals attempting to overthrow India’s government through force. The regions most affected by Maoist violence lie in a wide swath of mineral-rich, forested tribal lands, from Maharashtra to West Bengal. Tribals account for a third of the 21 million people displaced by development projects, as IndiaSpend reported on June 17, 2014, fuelling a resentment that the Naxals exploit.

April 2017: Deadliest month in past seven years

With 49 deaths, April 2017 is the deadliest month for security forces in in the past seven years. The deadliest month in the past decade was April 2010, when 76 security personnel died in Dantewada, the most fatal Maoist ambush ever.

More security forces have died in Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled (235) than in any other state between 2011 and 2015, IndiaSpend reported on April 14, 2015.

Source: South Asia Terrorism Portal
*The SATP portal has updated data only till April 16, 2017. We have added deaths of jawans on April 24, 2017, as well in our analysis.


(Saha is an MA Gender and Development student at Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.)


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