Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Union Home Minister: decrease in violence in 2010

Addressing Chief Ministers, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today stated that 2010 saw a decrease in violence in the northeast, citing zero civilian or security personnel casualties in Nagaland and Mizoram and zero security personnel casualties in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.  Assam and Manipur were excluded from this upbeat assessment.

Data on insurgency-related fatalities in the northeast can be found at the South Asia Terrorism Portal.

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