IN 2012, MANIPUR WORST HIT BY TERROR


Manipur is worst affected by militancy in the country, overtaking J&K and other northeastern states. Mizoram and Tripura are among the most peaceful states. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, minister of state for home Jitendra Singh said 246 militancy-related incidents occurred in Manipur in the first three months of 2012. During that period, 34 such incidents occurred in J&K.

This year, 21 militants, five security personnel and seven civilians were killed in Manipur. J&K recorded killings of six militants and four civilians. In the other northeastern states, militancy-related incidents decreased from 424 in 2009 to 251 in 2010. In 2011, there were 145 incidents and 26 till March 2012.

Violence by militants is on the rise in Meghalaya. In 2009, there were 12 such incidents, 29 in 2010 and 56 in 2011. In the first three months of 2012, 35 such incidents occurred. Only one incident was reported in Tripura this year. In 2009, there were 19 incidents of militant violence in Tripura, 30 in 2010 and 13 in 2011. No such incident has occurred in Mizoram since 2010. In 2009, there was one such incident in Mizoram. In Nagaland, the number of incidents declined from 129 in 2009 to 64 in 2010, 61 in 2011 and 37 so far in 2012. Arunachal does not have militant outfits, but groups from neighbouring Assam and Nagaland operate in the state.

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