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Assam witnessing fewer terror incidents in the last 5 years, shows data

According to the 2019-20 annual report published by the MHA, Assam witnessed 153 insurgency-related incidents between 2016 and 2019

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These incidents resulted in the killings of 42 civilians, eight security force personnel and 72 extremists. But compared to 2016, cases of insurgency-related incidents reduced by 77% in 2019

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah, at a rally in Guwahati on March 15, claimed there had been no major extremist or militant attacks in Assam in the past five years. It is hard to define what a ‘major’ attack is. But the data from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) suggests this claim is inaccurate.

According to  the 2019-20 annual report published by the MHA, Assam witnessed 153 insurgency-related incidents between 2016 and 2019. These resulted in the killings of 42 civilians, eight security force personnel and 72 extremists. But compared to 2016, cases of insurgency-related incidents reduced by 77% in

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First Published: Mar 28 2021 | 8:20 PM IST

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