How many Indians died in Terrorism and Insurgency

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Arms seized from Kashmiri militants displayed by Indian Army in 1998 exhibition
  • Deaths due to terrorism and insurgency in Kashmir, Punjab and Left-wing extremism were 74,219 and north east 21,602.

 

India is one of the worst victims of exceedingly violent terrorist and insurgency movements for decades. We are losing soldiers and paramilitary forces at such a high frequency today that the common man has begun to stop feeling concerned. Think of the family who loses a father, brother, son and how they cope with the loss.

 

Since Indians have very short memories and with the intent to make us attach value to life that I compiled the following data.

 

Table 1 has lives lost due to terrorist, left wing extremism and insurgency. Table 2 list bomb blasts in which more than 15 lives were lost starting 1993.

Table 1: Death due to Terrorism, Left Wing extremism & Insurgency 

State

Period

Deaths@  

Jammu & Kashmir

1988-10/6/2018

44,666

Punjab

1981-10/6/2018

21,674

Left-Wing Extremism

2005-10/6/2018

7,879

      

A

74,219

Insurgency killings

   

Tripura

1992-10/6/2018

3,488

Assam

1992-10/6/2018

8,294

Manipur

1992-10/6/2018

6,140

Meghalaya

1992-10/6/2018

720

Nagaland

1992-10/6/2018

2,523

Arunachal Pradesh

1992-10/6/2018

388

Mizoram

1992-10/6/2018

49

      

B

21,602

      TOTAL

A + B

95,821

@ Fatalities in violence.

Links to individual data sheets from www.satp.org are – 

1 J&K (includes foreigners as well) 

2 Punjab

3 Left-Wing extremism. Link gives state wise break-up 

4 Tripura

5 Assam

6 Manipur

7 Meghalaya

8 Nagaland

9 Arunachal Pradesh

10 Mizoram  

At end of the article have given five links on Northeast states for e.g. Bengali exodus from Meghalaya and a brief history of insurgency in Mizoram including its bombing. If you know of quality published articles that help readers know the causes and results of insurgency, do mail links.

                      

Table 2: Terror Attacks/Blasts since 1993 to 17th May 2018* 

Year

Place

Lives Lost

1993

Mumbai

257

2002

Gandhinagar  

35

2003

Mumbai 

52

2005

Delhi

62

2006

Mumbai Trains

201

2006

Varanasi

22

2006

Malegaon

40

2007

Samjh Express

68

2007

Hyderabad

44

2007

Kashi, Lucknow

15

2008

Jaipur

80

2008

Amdavad

55

2008

Delhi

24

2008

26/11/ Mumbai

175

2010

Pune Bakery

17

2011

Mumbai

26

2011

Delhi

15

2013

Hyderabad

17

 

TOTAL

1,205

*Excludes dead in the Khalistani/Kashmiri terrorist movements and ULFA violence

* Only bomb blasts where deaths exceeded 15 are included above.

Data from 2002 onwards sourced from here

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Also read

1 The Bengali Exodus from Meghalaya  

2 Nagaland: Insurgency and Factional Intransigence 

3 A brief history of Mizoram: From the Aizawl bombing to the Mizo Accord

4 How Tripura overcame Insurgency

5 Manipur: A Degenerated Insurgency