Naxalism will be eliminated from India in 3 years: Rajanth Singh

LUCKNOW: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday stated the risk of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) might be burnt up from the country in about three years.

Addressing troops of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) on the occasion in their 26th anniversary celebrations here, Singh stated their action will have to be rapid and fast but by no means "reckless."

Singh, talking on the CRPF camp here, stated districts suffering from Naxal violence in the country have come right down to about 10-12 as compared to 126 a while back.

The day isn't some distance, may be in a time period of 1-2 or 3 years, that the LWE might be eliminated from the country and this might happen because of your (CRPF) decision, braveness and hard work and that of the state police forces, he stated.

"I congratulate you on the kind of work you have done in the LWE theatre of the country," Singh stated.

The minister stated the drive has killed 131 Maoists and militants this year whilst it has apprehended 1,278 of them and has effected 58 surrenders throughout the same time.

The home minister also asserted that Jammu and Kashmir, where the CRPF is deployed because the lead counter-militancy drive, has been and might be an "inseparable" part of India.

Some early life there (J-K) had been misled into militancy, but this drive has ensured safety commendably, he stated.

Talking concerning the particular position of the RAF, a special unit under the CRPF, throughout riots and protests, the house minister instructed them to be suggested and rapid but by no means "reckless."

All the police forces are like civilised gadgets and they will have to by no means do anything that will label them as "brutal."

One will have to know how to act throughout crowd keep watch over and similar tasks and will have to at all times know how a lot and when to make use of drive, he stated.

Singh's comments will also be seen in the context of a contemporary incident in Uttar Pradesh's capital where a police jawan allegedly killed an unarmed MNC govt.


An RAF battalion has a energy of simply over 1,000 team of workers and it is supplied with units and non-lethal guns like pump action guns, tear smoke grenade launchers and others to implement safety and law and order in case of protests or riot-like scenarios.


The drive is part of the Central Reserve Police Force, the country's greatest paramilitary drive or the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) with over 3 lakh team of workers. It was once raised and made fully operational in October, 1992. It has ten battalions (of about 10,000) primarily based in various parts of the country with a view to lower down reaction time to counter an incident of bother.


The ten present RAF battalions are primarily based in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Aligarh, Coimbatore, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Meerut.


Five of its new bases are in Jaipur, Varanasi, Mangalore, Hajipur(Bihar) and Nuh (Haryana).
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