North East

Zero loss of lives due to extremist violence in Assam in 2023: Himanta

Guwahati, Dec 26 (UNI): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed on Tuesday that there were zero loss of lives due to extremist violence in the state in 2023.

“2023 was an unprecedented year as our policing and peace efforts bore fruit,” Sarma said.


“Due to sustained efforts of Union and State Governments, Assam is witnessing an era of peace and prosperity. In 2023, several groups laid down their arms, AFSPA was further revoked and no lives were lost to extremist violence, marking a successful year for the state,” he said on X ( formerly Twitter).

The CM added that the gradual removal of AFSPA from the state is underway with enforcement now limited to only four districts.

In the last two years, 8,756 ex-cadres have been rehabilitated, with an expenditure of over Rs 300 crore. Skill training and ability enhancement training were organized for surrendered cadres and they are now aiding in the state’s economic growth, Sarma said.

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