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India Internal Security covers multiple issues from hinterland terrorism to Jammu and Kashmir and North East as well as Left Wing Extremism. Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) the northern-most Union Territory of India has assumed significant importance for national security as it shares borders with Pakistan, China and Afghanistan. On India Internal security, Ministry of Home Affairs Department of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs deals with the UTs of Jammu,Kashmir& Ladakh, administration of the Armed Forces(J&K) Special Powers Act,1990 (21 of 1990) and all matters relating to the UTs of Jammu,Kashmir & Ladakh, including Counter-terrorism within Jammu and Kashmir and coordination in respect of subjects/matters specifically allotted to any other Ministry/Department like coordination with Ministry of Defence as regards manning and managing the line of control between India and Pakistan, but excluding those with which the Ministry of External Affairs is concerned. Internal Security also includes Left Wing Extremism. Left Wing Extremism is a major security challenge for India. As per the Ministry of Home Affairs New Delhi, a number of Left Wing Extremist outfits have been operating in certain remote and poorly connected pockets of the country for a few decades now. In a significant development in 2004, the People’s War (PW), then operating in Andhra Pradesh, and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI), then operating in Bihar and adjoining areas, merged to form the CPI (Maoist) Party. As per the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, North East India holds a significant place in the security of the country. Unlike other parts of the country, the North East holds an important position from a strategic point of view as these states share their borders with other countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China which is also important from the point of view of internal security.
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India Terrorism
India Terrorism covers issues in the Hinterland that is areas which are in the heart of the country and not including activities in Jammu and Kashmir, North East and Left Wing Extremist affected zones is driven mainly by religious extremist violence. Terrorist activities have reduced significantly in the Hinterland of the country. Similarly, terrorist incidents have reduced in North Eastern States and also in Left Wing Extremism affected areas. In Jammu & Kashmir, security forces are proactively engaging with terrorists as per the Government policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism, resulting in neutralization of large number of terrorists and causalities to Security Forces. India Terrorism assumes importance due to growing perception of a threat from global groups as the al Qaeda or the ISIS. India Terrorism also entails capacity building and close and effective coordination between intelligence and security agencies at the Centre and the State level is being maintained in order to avert terror incidents in the country. The Multi Agency Centre (MAC) has been strengthened and re-organized to enable it to function on 24x7 basis for real time collation and sharing of intelligence with other Agencies and State Governments. With a view to enhance the capacity of State forces, the Central Agencies have been organising training programmes for the States forces on intelligence sharing and investigation of terrorism cases. Many States have raised special forces to deal with terrorism. Central Armed Police Forces and National Security Guards have also been stationed at different locations to assist the States in dealing with such incidents.
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Jammu Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) the northern-most Union Territory of India has assumed significant importance for national security as it shares borders with Pakistan, China and Afghanistan. The boundary as well as the UT status of the state has been disputed by China and Pakistan. The Union Territory consists of two regions – Jammu and the Kashmir valley. The UT which was designated as such from a State on 05 August 2019 has seen a long drawn Pakistan supported insurgency for the past three decades since 1989. Prior to 05 August, Union Territory retained a special status within the union government of India. Unlike the rest of the states, bound by the Indian constitution, it followed a modified version of constitution which affirmed integrity of the state within the Republic of India as per Encyclopaedia Britannica. The Ministry of Home Affairs Department of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs deals with the UTs administration of the Armed Forces(J&K) Special Powers Act,1990 (21 of 1990) and all matters relating to the UTs, including Counter-terrorism within Jammu and Kashmir and coordination in respect of subjects/matters specifically allotted to any other Ministry/Department like coordination with Ministry of Defence as regards manning and managing the line of control between India and Pakistan, but excluding those with which the Ministry of External Affairs is concerned. The Department also coordinates with various Ministries/Departments, primarily concerned with development and welfare activities in Jammu,Kashmir & Ladakh and being a Union Territory is closely involved in overall management of security after it was transformed from a state.  
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Left Wing Extremism
Left Wing Extremism is a major security challenge for India. As per the Ministry of Home Affairs New Delhi, a number of Left Wing Extremist outfits have been operating in certain remote and poorly connected pockets of the country for a few decades now. In a significant development in 2004, the People’s War (PW), then operating in Andhra Pradesh, and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI), then operating in Bihar and adjoining areas, merged to form the CPI (Maoist) Party. The CPI (Maoist) Party, is the major Left Wing Extremist outfit responsible for a majority of incidents of violence and killing of civilians and security forces and has been included in the Schedule of Terrorist Organizations along with all its formations and front organizations under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. The CPI (Maoist) philosophy of armed insurgency to overthrow the Government is unacceptable under the Indian Constitution and the founding principles of the Indian State. The Government has given a call to the Left Wing Extremism proponents to abjure violence and come for talks which has been rejected. This has resulted in a spiraling cycle of violence in some parts of India. The poor and the marginalized sections like the tribal are bearing the brunt of this violence. Many citizens fall prey to the Maoist propaganda without understanding the true nature of Maoist insurgency doctrine which glorifies violence and believes in adopting the military line to capture power which has provided ideological support to the extremists. [Source MHA India].
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North East
As per the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, North East India holds a significant place in the security of the country. Unlike other parts of the country, the North East holds an important position from a strategic point of view as these states share their borders with other countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. The terrain, the state of Socio-economic development and historical factors such as language/ethnicity, tribal rivalry, migration, control over local resources and a widespread feeling of exploitation and alienation have resulted in a fragile security situation in the North Eastern States. This has resulted in violence and diverse demands by various Indian Insurgent Groups (IIGs). Ministry of Home Affairs is taking all possible steps to address the genuine demands of various ethnic groups for development and for autonomy in managing their affairs. While the infrastructural developments like road, rail link, power supply, water supply etc. are dealt with by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and various other line Ministries, the issues relating to strengthening of security, rehabilitation of people affected by militancy, bringing underground outfits to the main-stream through negotiations, confidence-building measures etc. are looked after by the North East Division. Diplomatic initiatives pertaining to security-related issues with Bangladesh and Myanmar are also taken to strengthen the security situation there. The North East Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs has been created for focusing on the developmental and security issues relating to the North Eastern Region and also coordinates security.[Source MHA India].  
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Status Report – Left Wing Extremism in Chhattisgarh
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Status Report: Islamic State Activities in India
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Gupkar Declaration August 4, 2019
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Gupkar Declaration II: Will History Repeat Itself in Jammu and Kashmir?
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Will Restoration of Statehood Trigger Political Reconciliation in J & K?
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Pulwama Charge Sheet: Lessons in Countering Terror in Kashmir
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Aug 28, 2020
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Modi’s Independence Day Address I Security and Diplomatic Markers
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Maoists in Bengal’s Junglemahal break silence after 9 years, hoist black flag on Independence Day
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