DGPs in border states should monitor demographic changes: Amit Shah


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oi-Madhuri Adnal

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Updated: Friday, August 19, 2022, 3:17 PM [IST]

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New Delhi, August 19: Union Home Secretary Amit Shah has instructed police chiefs in border states to closely monitor the demographic changes taking place in border areas. Addressing the farewell session of a two-day national security strategies conference, NSS Conference in New Delhi on Thursday, Shah told DGPs that it was their responsibility to drop all technical information and strategic in their states, especially in the border districts.

The Home Secretary said all states should give top priority to matters related to national security for which all must fight together in one direction and win at all costs. He said the country has achieved great success in eliminating the three problems in the form of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, various extremist groups in the North East and left-wing extremism. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country has enacted many new laws, strengthened coordination with states, increased budget allocations and made optimal use of technology in this regard.

Amit Shah, Union Home Minister

Stressing that since becoming prime minister, Modi has not only given impetus to the country’s internal security but also strengthened the mechanism to deal with challenges, Shah added. He said a system has been developed for the first time in the country as a national automatic fingerprint identification system. He also said that it is not enough to catch a shipment, it is very important to completely root out the drug network and get to the bottom of its source.

Amit Shah urges states to give top priority to national security issuesAmit Shah urges states to give top priority to national security issues

The Interior Minister informed that the central government is preparing for the first time a database on the different types of crimes, with a scientific approach. He stressed the need to make good use of 5G technology to strengthen the security system.

Shah stressed that the basic principle of a modern intelligence agency should not be “need to know”, but “need to share” and “duty to share”, because one will only be successful if the approach changes. During the conference, discussions were also held on the topics of counter-terrorism and counter-radicalization, challenges of surface and front Maoist organizations, cryptocurrency, counter-drone technology, cyber surveillance and social media surveillance, demographic changes and increasing radicalization in border areas and drug trafficking. .

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