<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Tuesday, November 30, 1999/Agrahayana 9, 1921 (Saka )

Title: Need to send more paramilitary forces and army to control and suppress the insurgency in Tripura.

SHRI SAMAR CHOUDHURY (TRIPURA WEST): I want to draw the attention of the Central Government, but the Prime Minister and the Home Minister are not here. I do not know who will follow all these problems. There are serious security problems with increased insurgency and attacks against common people in Tripura due to inadequacy in deployment of central paramilitary forces and absence of army for countering insurgency operation and to help the State Government. From 16th November to 24th November, only in eight days, it has been reported that the extremists killed 18 common people, men and women, eight armed police and three armed forest guards. This is the situation. With increased insurgency attacks, it is developing into ethnic tension among the tribals and non-tribals...

MR. DEPUTY-SPEAKER: What do you want the Central Government to do?

SHRI SAMAR CHOUDHURY : The Central Government is to rush the armed security forces and the army to control and to suppress this insurgency.

MR. DEPUTY-SPEAKER: Yes, it is taken note of.

SHRI SAMAR CHOUDHURY : The State Government is doing its best. They have mobilised the total security forces that they have. In Tripura, for 90 kms. of border area only one battalion has been deployed. But in Kashmir for 15 kms. one battalion is deployed.