India Third in Terror Deaths after ISIS and Boko Haram strongholds
India reportedly ranks third for terrorism and insurgency related deaths worldwide after countries that are suffering from the violence of terrorists outfits such as ISIS and Boko Haram.
The Chhattisgarh government’s submission in Supreme Court stated that more people were being killed in this Naxal-affected state than Jammu and Kashmir, where terrorists and militants share the responsibility of causalities, PTI news agency reported.
“India ranks third in the world among the countries which are impacted by terrorism and inflicted with terror related deaths after the violence affected areas under ISIS and Boko Haram,” Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the apex court.
“Today more security personnel are deployed in Chhattisgarh than in Jammu and Kashmir. Several policemen are being killed in Naxal violence in these areas. We are taking steps to contain the Naxal problems. We are carrying out lot of infrastructural work over there. We are passing through a phase,” he added.
Recently, at least 24 Maoists, including woman, were killed in Odisha after an encounter with the AP-Odisha joint police team.
The Global Terrorism Index 2015 earlier ranked India as the 6th out of 162 nations that are most impacted by terrorism in 2014. The report had also stated that ISIS and Boko Haram were responsible for more than half of all fatalities from terrorist attacks worldwide.
In its strongholds like Iraq and Syria, ISIS has killed thousands of civilians in different operations till date. A recent survey stated that up to 15,000 victims of genocide and mass slaughter by ISIS may have been buried in different locations in Syria and Iraq.
A New York Times analysis recently said more than 1,200 people outside of Iraq and Syria have been killed in attacks by the Islamic State.
In a latest development in Boko Haram’s base Nigeria, Twenty one school girls abducted by extremist group in 2014 have been released earlier this month.
Boko Haram kidnapped around 270 girls from their school in Chibok in northern Nigeria in April 2014. As many as 57 girls were escaped the day itself, while the remaining 219 were taken into the Sambisa forest by gunmen. More than 200 are still missing.