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Govt view and figures

Govt figures and views on the militancy in the Northeast.

india Updated: Oct 17, 2005 22:39 IST

Following are the figures and views on the militancy in the Northeast.

(Killings in Northeast(1996-Sept 2004)


 Year No of people killed
 2004  250 (Sept 2004)
 2003 950
 2002 1000
 2001 1000
 2000 Over 1000
 1999 Over 800
 1996 250
Source:Armed Conflict Report 2004

So called reasons

• Never a part of India before annexation by the British.
• Discrimination within the country.
• Lack of cultural integration with the rest of the country.
• Under-development & economic backwardness.
• Influx of ‘foreigners’.

Do these stand?

• Part of Indian History and Civilisation.
• Important contribution to the freedom movement.
• Constitutional protection.
• Significant contribution to economy, society and culture in independent India.
• Two languages of the North East among 18 national languages (Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).
• A number of awards in the fields of arts/literature/cinema/social service/etc.- • highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’ conferred on Late Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi.
• Highest per capita Central Assistance in the country.
• Largest number of Institutions established by the Central Government.

There is Hope

• Mizo Accord – peace in Mizoram.
• Assam Accord – under implementation – towards normalcy.
• Talks/negotiations with NSCN.
• 5th National Games held successfully – Imphal – first time in the North East.
• Militancy - no ideology - basically criminal activities of extortion and kidnappings.
• People fed up with violence.
• Multi-pronged Govt efforts continue successfully