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    India ranked 143rd in Global Peace Index

    Posted on: 2015-06-25 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog

    A research conducted by the Institute for Economic and Peace has found that close to $340 billion got wasted due to violence in India alone as violence and other crises escalated in a global level, worst since the end of World War II.   The research firm based in Australia has ranked India as the 143rd out of the 162 nations listed in the Global Peace Index. The only respite for India is that Pakistan and Afghanistan are listed below in the list whereas the rest of the South Asian countries fared better.   The report says, “The economic impact of containing and dealing with the consequences of India’s levels of violence was estimated to cost the national economy $341.7 billion in 2014,” adding, “This is equivalent to 4.7% of India’s GDP, or $273 per person.   Iceland is in the top of the list of the most peacekeeping nation and subsequently is the country the spent the least amount for issues related to violence. Interestingly, leaving out the current civil crisis in Ukraine, Europe remains to be the peaceful continent with low levels of the murder rate.     On the other hand, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan and Central Africa remains to be deep down in the list with huge amounts being spent by the UN and other peacekeeping missions on refugees and the injured. The more startling revelation in the report is about the total deaths in 2014. It says that 180,000 people were killed in 2014 alone, which is a spike in number when compared to the 49,000 four years ago.   A total of 81 nations registered decrease in violence but on the other hand 78 nations saw an increase in that respect. The number of countries affected by terrorism raised from 60 to 69 in the year 2014 and Nigeria is the second most deadly country in the world only next to Iraq which is the worst country affected by violence caused by terrorist outfits. Source: The Guardian

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