K P S Gill shares research methods that helped root out terrorism in Punjab

Delineating the method adopted which ultimately led to normalcy in the Punjab during terrorism,he focused on analyzing happenings and his personal interactions at the local level in the areas of terrorism.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 23, 2013 2:09 am

Former Director General of Police (DGP) K PS Gill,in his inaugural address at a training workshop on ‘Capacity Building Programme for Social Science Faculty’ at Panjab University (PU) on Monday said that he was able to transfer his experience in Assam to Punjab as he used to do an analysis of happenings.

Delineating the method adopted which ultimately led to normalcy in the Punjab during terrorism,he focused on analyzing happenings and his personal interactions at the local level in the areas of terrorism.

“Out of 14,000 villages in Punjab,about 225 villages were found to be providing boys who were involving themselves in terrorist activities. The strategy was to identify the individual and punish him and not targeting any community. Constant interaction with people at village level helped in building their confidence slowly,” added Gill

A training workshop was held at the North-Western Regional Centre of the ICSSR Complex.

Prof Surinder Kler Shukla,honorary director,ICSSR highlighted the importance of such capacity building training workshops in social science research. She wished that the teachers would be equipped with all the techniques after attending the workshop to pursue their research in the right direction as research is connected with the human struggle. Social science researches address phenomena that are socially relevant.

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