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Amit Shah: Left-wing extremism is clearly on back foot

Shivraj government has demolished SIMI in MP

Bhopal: Union Home Affairs and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah expressed satisfaction on Monday over the fact that – in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi assuming the nation’s reins – the scourge of Left-wing extremism has been firmly dealt with in areas included under the Central Zonal Council and numerous crucial measures were taken for the development of these places.
“Such violence was at its peak in 2009 – the number of recorded incidents being 2,258 – but that declined to 509 in 2021. Since 2019, the decrease in such militancy has been rapid. In 2009; 1,005 people died in this type of bloodshed while in 2021 the figure was 147. The Centre is further buttressing security forces in the affected areas and filling gaps in security. Forty camps have been set up in the past three years and 15 more are to be established. About 5,000 post offices and more than 1,200 bank branches were opened over the past three years in Naxalism-hit areas. More than 2,300 mobile communication towers were installed in the maiden phase and installation of 2,500 more is underway,” he was officially quoted as saying while chairing the 23rd meeting of the CZC in the Madhya Pradesh capital.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his Uttarakhand counterpart Pushkar Singh Dhami were present in person whereas Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Chhattisgarh’s Mr. Bhupesh Baghel participated via video-conferencing.

Union Home Affairs and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Monday expressed appreciation for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan by underlining the fact that the latter uprooted a terrorist organization such as SIMI from the state’s soil. (UNI)

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