Sunday, May 29, 2022

Government ready to help Maoists return to mainstream: Rajnath Singh

Ranchi: Supporting the Central Government’s decision of demonetization, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that this single move had affected terrorists and Maoists to a greater extent.

He said that many people don’t want the poor and tribal people to prosper and that such people many a times misguide and exploit the latter for their own good. People in such outfits should leave carnage and talk with the government as it is ready to have a dialogue with them, he said.

The Home Minister was in Jharkhand to inaugurate Eastern Sector headquarters and Residential building of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Dhurwa. He was accompanied by Chief Minister Raghubar Das. The two planted a sapling during the inaugural function.

Referring to cyber terrorism as a great challenge in his address, Singh said that it is a challenge for the whole world and special preparation is needed to deal with it. Hence the security forces need technical up-gradation, he said.

Referring to the Indian economy as the fastest developing economy in the world, the Union Minister said that India will be among the top three economies of the world in the next 15 years. “The government is working seriously on developing the economy.

Presently there are 1.45 lakh CISF forces in the nation and very soon, 35,000 more jawans will be appointed. The role of CISF is multidimensional which will be increased in the days to come, he said.

In his address, the CM said that after opening East Sector headquarters of CISF in the state, their facilities will increase and the youths of Jharkhand will get a chance to be employed. He said the incidents of Maoist violence have decreased by 40% due to presence of the security forces. The government has taken a firm resolution to free the state from naxalism and all types of extremism in 2017, he said.

“In 2016, the police and paramilitary forces waged 1609 campaigns against the naxalites and recovered arms and ammunitions in great number. 519 naxalites and their supporters have been arrested. Altogether 13 focused area plans have been made for naxalism-hit areas. “The government is developing roads, schools, electricity and other basic infrastructure. Youths of naxal affected areas are being appointed as assistant police officers.

The process for appointing 2500 such police personnel has been started. Moreover, the government is appointing police staff against 8314 posts. For the first time in the nation’s history, the government is setting up an Aadim Janjati Battalion for which, appointment has started on 1042 posts,” said the CM.

Das said that 100 acres land will be provided for training CISF personnel. After the programme, the Home Minister and CM attended a meeting to review Left wing extremist groups and their impact in the state.

Security Advisor of Home Ministry K. Vijay Kumar, Urban Development Minister C.P. Singh, MP Ram Tahal Choudhary, Mahesh Poddar, MLA Navin Jaisawal, CS Raj Bala Verma, Additional CS Amit Khare, CISF DG O.P. Singh, DGP D. K. Pandey, Principal Secretary to the CM Sanjay Kumar and other senior officers were present on the occasion.

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