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Insurgency-related incidents in the northeast have gone down by 70 per cent and there has been a drop in civilian deaths by 80 per cent in 2019 as compared to 2013.

This was informed by union minister of state for home affairs G Kishen Reddy at Rajya Sabha on Wednesday

“Security situation in the northeast has improved substantially since 2014 and there has been a 78 per cent decline in casualties in security forces,” Reddy said.

“Moreover, compared to 2013, there has been a 70 per cent decline in insurgency-related incidents and a massive drop of 80 per cent in civilian deaths,” Reddy added.

He further informed that from 2014 to 2019, 1,824 insurgents have surrendered.

“Recently, 88 cadres of National Liberation Front of Tripura (Sabir Debbarma) (NLFT-SD) surrendered,” Reddy informed.

“There was an agreement with the outfit in August 2019,” he said.

He further informed that on January 23, 2020, 644 cadres of different outfits surrendered.

“1,615 cadres of different factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) also surrendered on January 30, 2020,” Reddy said.

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