Terrorism in India, according to the Home Ministry, poses a significant threat to the people of India. Terrorism found in India includes ethno-nationalist terrorism, religious terrorism, left wing terrorism (red terrorism) and narco terrorism. The regions with long term terrorist activities have been Jammu & Kashmir, east-central and south-central India (Naxalism) and the Seven Sister States.
Media reports says and implicated terrorism in India to be sponsored by Pakistan, particularly through its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). United State of America, has also accused Pakistan of enabling and ignoring anti-India terrorist cells working on its soil
Prafful Sarda, well known RTI activist, Entrepreneur & Owner of event management company “The Event Factory” had filed an RTI with “Ministry of Home Affairs” to know details about terrorist attacks in india on following points.
1) How many terrorist attacks happened till date.
2) How many people found guilty & how many facing trials.
3) How many terror attacks happened in Jammu & Kashmir. And how people have died in those attacks.
4) How many terrorist get killed in those attacks and how many of our brave soldiers lost their life in these attacks.
5) From 2004 to 2014 how many attacks happened. How many happened from 2015 to 2017.
6) What are the major steps taken by the concern authority for the same.
To the response on above points Ministry of home affairs ( Internal Security Division-1) has said since 1989 till date 139 terror incidents reported. From 2004 to 2014 total 58 terror incident reported. And from 2015 to 2017 in 3 years just 3 such incidents have reported.
In 26/11 incident Mumbai total 9 terrorist are killed. 27/07/2015 Gurudaspur (Punjab) total 3 terrorist are killed. And 02/01/2016, Pathnkot (Punjab) total 4 terrorist are killed.
Other than this if we look at extended data then from 2004 to 2014 there are 9961 terrorist violence incidents are happened, 2109 civilians are killed, 1102 security forces have lost their life And 4115 terrorist are killed by our army.
If we look at 2015 to 2017 data (Till 10th sep 2017) then there are 772 terrorist violence incidents are happened, 57 civilians are killed, 176 security forces have lost their life And 403 terrorist are killed by our army.
To stop such incident government is taking strict steps through setting 4 NSG hubs, requisition private aircraft in any emergency, flood lighting, border fencing, up-gradation of intelligence setup, costal security deployment of modern & hi-tech surveillance, immigration control are few of them.
The government has encouraged policies to mainstream the youth, including providing employment opportunities to keep them away from militancy.
Here are the copies of the RTI filed by Prafful exposing these details and numbers-
If you carefully look into the RTI response and details provided, the Home Ministry under Rajnath Singh has listed down carefully the terror attacks taken place during different time frames. The list includes causalities, number of terrorists killed and steps taken to reduce and nullify such attacks as a part of learning retrospective.