Hyderabad, 1st December 2023: Speaking at the 59th foundation day parade of the Border Security Force in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah addressed the gathering on Friday. On this occasion, Shah emphasized that, It is the result of the efforts of the Modi government that India will soon be completely free from left-wing extremism. The entire nation is aware that left-wing extremism has been a hindrance to India's development for decades, but no government in independent India has resolved this issue. The menace of left-wing extremism has persisted and expanded over the years.
Since 2014, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there has been a concerted effort to tackle left-wing extremism. After Amit Shah assumed the role of Union Home Minister in 2019, the Modi-Shah duo has achieved record success in countering left-wing extremism. The establishment of new camps by central paramilitary forces in affected areas and their deployment are priorities in Shah' s strategies. Due to the efforts of the Modi government in the last nine years, there has been a 52% reduction in incidents of violence and a 70% decrease in fatalities related to left-wing extremism.
In 2022 and 2023, Modi's foresight and Shah's precise strategies have led to significant successes against left-wing extremism. Priority is given to the establishment of new camps and deployment of central armed police forces in affected areas as part of Shah's plans. The number of affected districts has reduced from 96 to 45, and police stations have decreased from 495 to 176 in the last nine years.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the adept guidance of Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah, for the first time in history, polling centers have been established in villages surrounded by jungles, and people have actively participated in voting. Shah's relentless efforts in the direction of eliminating left-wing extremism and connecting the region with the mainstream development are evident in the record-breaking voter turnouts in remote areas, freeing Jharkhand completely from the grip of Naxalism.
The old fortresses of Naxalism in remote and challenging areas like the Boodha Pahad and Kharbanda in Jharkhand, which were stronghold regions for decades, are now entirely free from the control of Naxals. The hill where Naxalites used to issue their orders through Jan Adalats to the residents of the region is now home to an open school. The CRPF, BSF, and ITBP are prepared to make the final strike against lingering left-wing extremism. Today, in the twilight of left-wing extremism, the battle is at its culmination.