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Militancy-related violence declines in NE

By Correspondent

SHILLONG, July 30 � Militancy-related violence in the North-eastern region has come down during the last six months as compared to last year during the same period.

Of the Northeastern States, Assam and Manipur continue to remain trouble-torn, although the incidence of violence has come down during the past six months. Mizoram remains the most peaceful State.

For the period January to June this year, Assam accounted for 121 incidents of violence. Last year, during the same period 263 incidents were reported. Two security personnel and 23 civilians died this year. However, last year 20 security personnel and 99 civilians died between January to June.

Manipur continues to remain violence-prone with 183 such incidents reported so far. However, in 2009 till June, 362 cases were reported. Two security personnel and 16 civilians have died so far, a figure less than last year�s with seven and 51 security personnel and civilians killed respectively.

In Meghalaya 11 such militant-related violence occurred and one civilian has died this year. In fact Meghalaya is the only State in the region to have accounted an increase in violence during the last six months compared to last year�s figures. In 2009 between January and June there were just four cases of militant-related violence.

Mizoram remains the only State with no militant-related violence reported since 2009. In 2008 there was just one such case. There was no death of civilians or security personnel in the State since 2008.

The data was released by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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Militancy-related violence declines in NE

SHILLONG, July 30 � Militancy-related violence in the North-eastern region has come down during the last six months as compared to last year during the same period.

Of the Northeastern States, Assam and Manipur continue to remain trouble-torn, although the incidence of violence has come down during the past six months. Mizoram remains the most peaceful State.

For the period January to June this year, Assam accounted for 121 incidents of violence. Last year, during the same period 263 incidents were reported. Two security personnel and 23 civilians died this year. However, last year 20 security personnel and 99 civilians died between January to June.

Manipur continues to remain violence-prone with 183 such incidents reported so far. However, in 2009 till June, 362 cases were reported. Two security personnel and 16 civilians have died so far, a figure less than last year�s with seven and 51 security personnel and civilians killed respectively.

In Meghalaya 11 such militant-related violence occurred and one civilian has died this year. In fact Meghalaya is the only State in the region to have accounted an increase in violence during the last six months compared to last year�s figures. In 2009 between January and June there were just four cases of militant-related violence.

Mizoram remains the only State with no militant-related violence reported since 2009. In 2008 there was just one such case. There was no death of civilians or security personnel in the State since 2008.

The data was released by the Ministry of Home Affairs.