ANNEXURE IN REPLY TO PART (a) TO (f) OF THE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 883 FOR  24.11.2009  REGARDING TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.

 

(a) :   As per available information, details of the number of civilians, security personnel and terrorist/extremist/naxalite killed in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, North-Eastern States and naxal affected States are as under:-

 

Year

Jammu & Kashmir

North-Eastern States

Naxal affected States

No. of incidents

No. of

Civ. & SFs

Killed

No.  of Terrorist

killed

No. of

incidents

No. of Civ. & SFs

Killed

No. of Extremists

Killed

No. of

incidents

No. of Civ. & SFs

Killed

No. of Naxalite Killed

2007

1092

268

472

1489

577

514

1565

696

141

2008

708

166

339

1561

512

640

1591

721

199

2009 
(upto 
october
 31, 2009)

436

123

212

1129

261

497

1817

742

170

 

          Besides the above, major terrorist incidents in the hinterland in the year 2007 include explosion/blasts in two unreserved coaches of Samjhauta/Attari Express at Diwana; at Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad; at Lumbini Park and Gokul Chat Bhandar, Hyderabad; Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer, Rajasthan; Shringar Cinema Hall in Ludhiana; and in court premises at Varanasi, Faizabad and Lucknow, In these incidents, as per available information, 143 persons were killed. Further, in 2008, major terrorist incidents/bomb blasts occurred at CRPF Group Centre, Rampur (U.P.), Jaipur, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Malegaon (Maharashtra) and Modasa (Gujarat). In these incidents, 168 persons lost their lives. In the terrorist attack in Mumbai in November, 2008, 164 persons lost their lives.  

(b) & (c) :   As per available information, Pakistan/PoK based ISI sponsored terrorist and terrorist groups are reported to be involved in a number of terror attacks in the country. The Government has been consistent in its demands to Pakistan to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure in Pakistan. The Government and its agencies also exchange information with their counterparts to combat terrorism through the established mechanism.

(d) & (e) :   The Government has decided to set up 04 temporary Counter-Insurgency and Anti-Terrorism (CIAT) Schools in each of the five States namely, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa to provide training to the police personnel of these States with a view to tackle the menace of terrorism/naxalism. An amount of Rs. 22.50 crore for setting up of 15 Schools have already been released to these States in the financial year 2008-09 and 2009-10.

(f) :  The Government has been, on a continuing basis, reviewing the security arrangements in the light of the emerging challenges, including terrorist incidents, and a number of significant steps have been taken to enhance the level of preparedness to counter terrorist incidents, strengthen the intelligence and security apparatus, as well as the legislative and investigative provisions to counter terrorism. Further, the Government is pursuing a multi-pronged strategy to deal with the challenges posed by the activities of terrorists/insurgents/extremists in various parts of the country, including measures on the political, security and development fronts. The various measures taken on the security front, inter-alia, include establishment of NSG hubs at Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai; empowering DG, NSG to requisition aircraft for movement of NSG personnel in the event of any emergency; vigilance and patrolling on the borders to check infiltration and illegal cross-border activities; deployment of Central Forces to aid the State Police Forces in areas prone to terrorist violence; heightened vigil and security arrangements and around vital installations; strengthening of intelligence gathering and sharing capabilities, particularly at the cutting edge level; upgradation and modernization of Central and State Police Forces; assistance for raising India Reserve Battalions; re-imbursement of various types of Security Related Expenditure (SRE) to the State Governments; various initiatives at the bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation to deal with the global imperatives of terrorism. Besides, there exists a well established mechanism for effective sharing of intelligence between Central and the State security/intelligence agencies, as a result of which many terrorist attacks have been averted and many terrorist modules have been busted.

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