“We must know and acknowledge and appreciate and enjoy one thing…that in the last four years there have been no bomb blasts in the country..Whatever is happening is only in the border area and unfortunately in Kashmir,” Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of the Isha Foundation, said on September 16, 2018.
However, we would like to enlighten Sadhguru that the statement made by him is false.
According to data collected by National Security Guard (NSG)’s National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC), a total of 406 blast incidents (337 IEDand 69 explosive ordnance) took place in India during the year 2016.
This is the number of bombing that took place in 2016. Hundreds of bombings, including these 400, have been reported across the country over the four years to 2018.
112 persons were killed and 479 persons were injured in IED blasts incidents and 06 persons were killed and 26 persons were injured in explosive ordnance blasts in India during 2016.
This information was provided in a home ministry reply to the Lok Sabha (Parliament’s lower house) on April 11, 2017, based on data from the NSG’s NBDC.
“The NBDC data includes all major as well as minor Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) blast incidents in the country, including those which are accidental in nature,” the reply further read.
In an Economic Times article published on July 12, 2018, it was reported that India had the highest number of bomb blasts in the world in the past two years. The article cited data from NBDC’s journal, Bombshell.
As many as 337 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) blasts were reported in India in 2016. In 2015, there were 268 IED blasts, and 190 blasts in 2014.
Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the most bombings (69), followed by Manipur (64). Chhattisgarh reported the most IED blasts (60), followed by Manipur (40), Kerala (33), Tamil (32) and Jammu and Kashmir (31).
Credit: Fact Checker