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44% of ‘insurgency incidents’ in 2020 involved NSCN (IM): MHA report


DIMAPUR, MAY 2: The NSCN (IM) accounted for 44% of “insurgency incidents” that took place in Nagaland in 2020, according to a report published by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
In its annual report 2020-21, the MHA stated that in 2020, Nagaland witnessed a 45% decline in the number of violent incidents compared to 2019 (42 in 2019, 23 in 2020).
“There have been no civilian and SFs deaths in violent incidents in the State in 2020. Counter Insurgency Operations led to neutralisation of 2 insurgents, arrest of 222 insurgents and recovery of 84 weapons in the State in 2020. NSCN (IM) accounted for about 44% of the insurgency incidents in the State during 2020”, the report read.
In 2020, the number of kidnapping/abduction cases in Nagaland also declined by 33% compared to 2019 (49 in 2019, 33 in 2020).
“While the States of Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura remained by and large peaceful, there is a marked improvement in the security situation in other States of the region. In 2020, insurgency-related violence declined by 42% in Arunachal Pradesh, 12% in Assam, 23% in Manipur and 45% in Nagaland compared to 2019”, the report stated.
MPF scheme
Under the umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF), Nagaland was allotted Rs 11.63 crore in 2018-19 and Rs 10.74 crore in 2019-20.
However, the report stated that the amount released in 2018-19 was Rs 18.88 crore (162% allocation) and in 2019-20, Rs 17.29 crore (161% allocation).
“The umbrella scheme of MPF has been approved by the Government on September 27, 2017 for implementation during 2017-18 to 2019-20, with total outlay of Rs 25,061 crore. Out of this total outlay, the Central outlay approved is Rs 18,636 crore and the States’ share is Rs 6,425 crore.
“Under this ‘core’ scheme, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and 8 North-East States viz., Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura are eligible to receive 90% of Central assistance and the States need to provide 10% funds. In case of rest of the States, Central share is 60% and States have to contribute 40% share. The sub-schemes under the umbrella scheme of MPF, except some sub-schemes, have been further extended till March 31, 2021 or recommendations of 14th Finance Commission comes into effect, whichever is earlier”, it stated.
Broadly, the MPF comprises scheme for “Modernisation of Police Forces of States and Union Territories and scheme of Security Related Expenditure (SRE) for Jammu & Kashmir, North-Eastern States and Left Wing Extremism affected Areas”, it stated.
(Page News Service)