Naxalism on its last leg in the country: Rajnath Singh

By: PTI | Gurgaon | Published: March 24, 2018 3:08 pm

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said the “serious” challenge of Naxalism in the country has entered its “last leg” and Maoists are now resorting to coward ambushes against security forces as they are unable to undertake a direct fight. Addressing troops of the country’s lead anti-Naxal operations force CRPF on the occasion of their 79th Raising Day, the home minister said due to operational efforts of these forces incidents of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) have “drastically” come down in the recent past and the casualty rate of extremists has gone up.

The demoralised Naxal cadres are now not able to undertake a fight head on with security forces and hence with their limited capabilities are now resorting to coward ambushes and attacks,…

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