No place for violence, Left Wing Extremism ideas in 'New India': Amit Shah
New Delhi, February 7: There is no place for violence and Left Wing Extremism ideas in the 'self-reliant New India' under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Central government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance in this direction, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday.
The Union Home Minister'statement came while chairing the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs on Left Wing Extremism, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Nityanand Rai, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Nishith Pramanik, members of the committees from both houses of parliament, the union home secretary, the directors general of the BSF and CRPF, as well as a number of senior representatives from the union home ministry and line ministries, attended the meeting.
In his speech, Shah stated that the Ministry of Home Affairs policy to combat left-wing extremism is based on three main pillars: a strategy to curb extremists violence with a ruthless approach, better coordination between Centre and States, and, eliminating support for Left Wing Extremists through public participation in development.
The Minister claimed that over the past eight years, this three-pronged approach has had unprecedented success in reducing left-wing extremism.
According to Shah, the number of civilian and security force fatalities has been reduced to under 100 for the first time in nearly four decades in 2022. He also noted that "76 percent reduction in violent incidents related to Left Wing Extremism is observed in 2022 in comparison to 2010".
"The number of civilian and security personnel who lost their lives in Left Wing Extremism incidents has come down by 90 per cent to 98 per cent in 2022 in comparison to the figure of 1,005 in 2,010 and the number of Left Wing Extremism-affected districts reduced to 45 from earlier 90," he said.
"The number of districts under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme was reduced from 126 to 90 in April-2018 and further reduced to 70 since July-2021," Shah added.
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