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Terrorism related deaths in J&K rise 42% in last 3 years

A report published by IndiaSpend based on data compiled by South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) has revealed that terrorism related deaths in Jammu & Kashmir have risen 42% since 2014. The number of security forces killed has increased by 72% in the last three years. The number of terrorists killed has also witnessed a significant increase, from 125 in 2013-14 to 162 in 2016-17. Civilian deaths have witnessed a 37% increase. Terrorism related deaths have increased majorly during the last year, after terrorist leader Burhan Wani was gunned down by security forces.

In the North-East, terrorism related deaths have declined by 12% in the last three years. However, the number of security forces killed in operations in North-East has recorded an increase of 62%. Civilian deaths in North-East resulting from terrorism related incidents have declined by 15%. In case of Maoist violence, the number of related deaths has declined by 9 percent. A lot less security forces, around 43% less, have died during anti-Maoist operations in the country. Civilian deaths resulting from Maoist violence have declined 27 percent in the last three years.

The data provides an overview of how terrorism and Maoist related deaths have emerged in the last few years and how it differs in times when the UPA was in power and now when the NDA is ruling.

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