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Naxal violence down by 35% due to brave efforts of CRPF personnel: Rajnath Singh

By PTI
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New Delhi, Sept 24: Naxal violence in the country has come down by 35 per cent due to efforts of security forces, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.

"Due to the brave efforts of CRPF personnel, there has been a 35 per cent reduction in incidents in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected states," he said releasing a graphic booklet here.

'Naxal violence down by 35 per cent'

The book depicts the valour and sacrifice of CRPF personnel during the epic battle of Sardar Post, Rann of Kutch, in the 1965 Indo-Pak War. The Home Minister lauded the role of CRPF at Hot Springs in Ladakh and at other places in maintaining the safety and security of the country.

He also appreciated the courage and sacrifice made by CRPF personnel at different places. On April 9, 1965, at the Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch, two companies of CRPF stood their ground and repulsed the attack of a full-fledged Pakistani Infantry Brigade inflicting heavy casualties.

The retaliation by CRPF men was such a profound shock to Pakistani Army that they left behind 34 bodies including of two officers.

Four Pakistani soldiers were taken as prisoners. Six CRPF men made supreme sacrifice for the cause of the nation.

CRPF plans to publish a series of graphic booklets depicting tales of valour and sacrifice of the Force.

The aim is to instil patriotism and nationalism in the young generation and also to let the people know about the gallantry and sacrifice of the unsung heroes of CRPF.

The force also plans to raise funds through marketing of these booklets, which will be spent on the welfare of the families of martyrs.

PTI

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