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Acharya, Arabinda, Aaron Karp, Sonal Marwah and Anjali Krishnan. 2011 ‘Assessing the Human Cost and Political Priorities - Maoist insurgency.’ India's States of Armed Violence; IAVA Issue Brief No. 1, pp. 1-2. New Delhi: India Armed Violence Assessment / IAVA and the Small Arms Survey, Geneva. 20 September
Assessing the Human Cost and Political Priorities - Maoist insurgency
The Maoist (Naxalite) insurgency has intensified in recent years, spreading to 20 of the country's 28 states and close to one-third of the country's 626 districts. It led to 896 deaths in 2009, of which 392 were those of civilians.