New Delhi: Over 2000 people, including several security personnel, have been killed in terrorist attacks and bomb blasts in the last 25 years, an RTI query has revealed.
According to an RTI reply by Internal Security Division of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, "2129 people, including security personnel, have lost their lives in terrorist attacks and bomb blasts on Indian soil between 1989 and May 31, 2015."
The major terror attacks in this period are 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, 2006 Mumbai train blast, 1998 Coimbatore serial blasts, 2005 Delhi blasts, 2006 Varanasi blast, 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing, 2008 Guwahati serial bomb blast and 2010 German Bakery blast.
In reply to a separate RTI query, the Left Wing Extremism Division of the Ministry stated that Rs 595 crore was disbursed among ten naxal affected states in the last three years for security-related schemes.
Between 2012-13 and 2014-15, Chhattisgarh received Rs 135 crore under security related schemes while Jharkhand got Rs 164 crore and Odisha Rs 110 crores, it said.
Among other states, West Bengal received Rs 46.72 crore, while Rs 44 crore were released for Bihar, Maharashtra recieved Rs 29.56 crore, Uttar Pradesh was issued Rs 14 crore and Madhya Pradesh received Rs 2.60 crore.
Andhra Pradesh received Rs 45.12 crore in the period, while following the bifurcation of AP, the newly-formed state of Telangana received Rs 5.09 crore in 2014-15, the Ministry informed....