Maoist violence has been the biggest killer of India’s security forces, according to casualty figures from the last 10 years. After each attack, there is a standard response from leaders at the Centre and states, irrespective of which party is in power.
Soon after Maoists killed 25 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed it a “cowardly and deplorable” act. Union home minister Rajnath Singh tweeted that he was “extremely pained” to hear about the deaths. There is condemnation, condolences are conveyed, and strongest action is promised following every attack.
Here’s a history of statements made by politicians over more than a decade of Maoist attacks on the police, central armed police forces and civilians: