01 December 2011

Over 500 Killed in Naxal, Terrorist Violence This Year

Over 500 people have been killed in various incidents of terrorist and Naxal violence in the country this year, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. The largest causalities have been reported from Naxal-hit states with 275 civilians and 93 security force personnel killed till October this year, Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh said in a written reply. The corresponding figures for terror and insurgency-related incidents in north-east states was 61 and 32 respectively while in Jammu Kashmir the numbers were 28 and 30, during the same period. "Incidents of bomb blasts which have been reported and are under investigation, in which no pointer/fact suggesting terrorist involvement is available are-- bomb blast in Mehrauli in Delhi on March 29, 2010 and bomb blast at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 17, 2010," Singh said.