Religious radicalisation in North-East, a serious threat: Rajnath Singh

  • Religious radicalisation in North-East, a serious threat: Rajnath Singh
17-05-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed religious radicalisation in the Northeastern states as a serious security threat. The Home Minister on Tuesday reviewed the security situation in the Northeast with Union Minister of State for Home Affairs of India Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for the Ministry of DoNER Jitendra Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, chief secretaries and Director General of Police of the states of the region in New Delhi.

Mentioning about some illegal NGOs and agents, funded by foreign countries, Singh said “Some of these agents are operating in the name of religion while some others are operating in the name of NGOs or carrying out development programmes for individuals, socio-culture uplift and education.”

The Home Minister also directed senior security officials to enhance vigil along the international borders in the Northeast. He said arms, narcotics and fake Indian currency notes were being smuggled into India through the international border abutting the Northeast.

Rajnath Singh expressed concern over the growth of illegal arms in the region and asked the DGPs to launch organised campaigns against arms smugglers.

Singh also told about the steps taken to ensure peace, especially in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur, the four states considered to be affected by insurgency and remarkable improvement in the security situation of the North East.

The Home Minister said government has taken a number of initiatives to enhance road, rail and air connectivity of Northeast to ensure speedy development of the region.

Tags : Religious radicalisation North-East Rajnath Singh DGP Chief Secretary Kiren Rijiju Jitendra Singh Ajit Doval

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