Terror activities swell by 70 percent in India:GTI

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Mumbai _blasts caseTerror activities in India have increased by 70 per cent during 2012-2013 with the number of deaths rising from 238 to 404, most of which were caused by Naxals.

According to the Global Terrorism Index 2014, prepared by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the number of attacks also increased with 55 more incidents in 2013 than in 2012. However, the majority of terrorist attacks in India have low casualties.

Communist terrorist groups (Naxals) are by far the most frequent perpetrators and the main cause of deaths in India. Police are overwhelmingly the biggest targets of Maoists, accounting for half of all deaths and injuries. This is mainly through armed assaults, which killed 85, and bombings and explosions, which killed 43.

IEP, which has offices in Sydney, New York, and Oxford,works with a wide range of partners internationally and collaborates with intergovernmental organisations on measuring and communicating the economic value of peace.

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