Amit Shah held a meeting with the Chief Ministers of 10 Naxal-affected states, CM Nitish from Bihar also attended
The Narendra Modi government at the Center is serious about dealing with the Naxalite problem in the country. In this connection, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday held a meeting with the Chief Ministers of 10 Naxal-affected states of the country. Chief Secretaries (CS) and Director General of Police (DGP) of the respective states also attended this high level meeting held at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi. After the meeting, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in a conversation with the media that it is necessary to end Naxalism. The Chief Minister also expressed his opinion in favor of the caste census.
The Naxalite problem was discussed in the meeting
The Naxalite problem prevalent in the country was discussed in the meeting. The problems faced in solving the problem were discussed. Further strategy was also prepared by giving central help to the naxal affected states. According to the Department of Left Extremism of the Union Home Ministry, 70 districts of 10 states of the country are affected by Naxal. 23 districts of 11 states have become free from Naxal influence. Talking about Bihar, 16 districts were affected by Naxalism, in which Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Nalanda, Jehanabad, Arwal and East Champaran have been considered free from the problem. According to the Union Home Ministry, 10 districts of Bihar have remained Naxal-affected.
Bihar's Gaya, Jamui and Lakhisarai are very naxal affected
The Left Extremism Department of the Union Home Ministry continues to review the Naxalite problem. According to Bihar
Gaya, Jamui and Lakhisarai districts are highly affected by the Naxalite problem. These districts are included in the list of 25 highly naxal affected districts of eight states of the country. Jharkhand has maximum eight districts in this list. Whereas, it also includes seven districts of Chhattisgarh. According to the report of the Ministry of Home Affairs, a new category is of such areas where Naxalism is spreading. Aurangabad is the only district from Bihar out of eight districts of six states of the country included in this. These districts have been considered as 'Districts of Concern'.
Naxal affected districts in the states of the country, at a glance
- Jharkhand: 16
- Chhattisgarh: 14
- Bihar: 10
- Odisha: 10
- Telangana: 06
- Andhra Pradesh: 05
- Kerala: 03
- Madhya Pradesh: 03
- Maharashtra: 02
- Bengal: 01