Naxal terror only next to Taliban, Islamic State says US report
Naxal violence is ranked fourth in the world after the Taliban, Islamic State and the Boko Haram. Following the bloodbath at Chhattisgarh on Monday, the death toll of security personnel since 2004 has shot up to 1,914. Looking at the statistics, it is clear that Naxal violence has claimed more lives of security personnel in India when compared to other attacks in states such as Jammu and Kashmir.
The South Asia Terrorism Portal states that since 2004, 3,912 security personnel have been martyred in both terrorist and Naxal violence. If one were to include Monday's attack then 1,914 security personnel have been killed in Naxal violence alone since 2004.
From 2014 onwards if one were to look at the statistics for Jammu and
Kashmir, the number of security personnel who have lost their lives is at 1,369. In the case of the North Eastern states, the number of security personnel who have lost their lives since 2004 stands at 609.
The US Department of State has said that the CPI-Maoist is the deadliest terror outfit in India. Looking at the casualty rate and number of lives Naxal violence has claimed, then it is behind the deadly Taliban, the IS, and Boko Haram.