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Acharya, Arabinda, Aaron Karp, Sonal Marwah and Anjali Krishnan. 2011 ‘The Toll of Maoist Insurgency.’ India's States of Armed Violence: Assessing the Human Cost and Political Priorities; IAVA Issue Brief No. 1, p. 6. New Delhi: India Armed Violence Assessment / IAVA and the Small Arms Survey, Geneva. 20 September
The Toll of Maoist Insurgency
Maoist violence seems to be increasing in terms of both number and lethality of attacks. These escalations are taking place despite the ongoing Operation Green Hunt: a 'coordinated and joint action' by central government paramilitary and state police forces which began in November 2009 in affected states (MHA, 2010a, p. 6).
The number of casualties caused by Maoist activities has increased in recent years (see Figure 6) to 896 dead in 2009, of whom 392 were civilians (SATP, 2009b).
[SATP = South Asia Terrorism Portal]