Left Wing Extremism : Decline In Violence
The Union Home Minister in a meeting said that for the first time in 4 decades, the number of deaths of civilians and security forces in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) came down under 100 in 2022.
- Violence related to LWE had come down by 76% in 2022 as compared to 2010.
- LWE organizations are the groups that try to bring change through violent revolution.
- They are against democratic institutions and use violence to subvert the democratic processes at the ground level.
- As part of the goal to ensure all-round development in LWE affected areas; construction of 11,811 km of roadways had been completed to improve road connectivity, 2,343 mobile towers had been installed during the last 8 years, 245 Eklavya Model Residential Schools had been sanctioned in 90 LWE-affected districts and 121 of them were now functional.
- The left-wing extremism (LWE) or Naxal insurgency in India originated in a 1967 uprising in Naxalbari, West Bengal by the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
- They are the group of people who believe in the political theory derived from the teachings of the Chinese political leader Mao Zedong.
- The Naxals strongly believe that the solution to social and economic discrimination is to overthrow the existing political system.