Anti-India slogans in colleges, drugs sold by foreigners worry MoS

At the event, held at Yamuna Sports Complex on Tuesday morning, the MoS said, “College mein students ko behkaya jaa raha hai, anti-India slogans bole jaa rahe hain (Students are being misled in colleges, anti-India slogans are being chanted).”

Written by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Updated: May 31, 2017 2:56 am
Constables ride the new bicycles at Yamuna Sports Complex on Tuesday. Abhinav Saha

At the launch of ‘Bicycle Patrols’ — a Delhi Police initiative to distribute 70 bicycles to beat constables — Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said police must focus on two areas: sloganeering by university students, and the sale of drugs by foreign nationals. At the event, held at Yamuna Sports Complex on Tuesday morning, the MoS said, “College mein students ko behkaya jaa raha hai, anti-India slogans bole jaa rahe hain (Students are being misled in colleges, anti-India slogans are being chanted).” He added, “Foreigners yahan aake drugs ka business karte hain, (drugs) bachchon ko bechte hain, jinhe galat sanskaar diye jaa rahe hai (Foreigners sell drugs here, sell drugs to children, who are picking up a wrong set of values). Police have a role to play in curbing this.”

“A database of foreigners should exist; police need to work on that. We have seen how Punjab got ruined, that shouldn’t happen to Delhi,” he said. Also present at the event was Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari who, along with Ahir, flagged off the bicycle patrols, with beat constables riding new black-and-orange Firefox cycles at the sports complex. “There are certain areas where PCR vans, or even bikes, can’t always be stationed. It’s difficult in congested lanes, so we are launching bicycle patrols. We are beginning with trans-Yamuna area but will extend it to other parts with time. Residents will see a friendly profile of the police,” said Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik.

Patnaik added that it is also an environment-friendly move, as “there will be no noise pollution, and it will also keep police officials fit and healthy”. Reiterating this point, Tiwari credited PM Modi for the move. He said, “In a meeting, Modi ji expressed how policemen should walk across lanes in the city, and Patnaik told me how the idea of bicycle patrols came from that.” For now, 70 sleek bicyles, with black pouches, a water bottle carrier and a basket form the fleet.

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    narayane9
    May 31, 2017 at 9:46 pm
    And who provides the foreigners with the drugs in the first place? Keeping a database of foreigners? Thats what they did in Germany, besides, does not Immigration and the FRRO already hold this information?
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      Rohit Singh
      May 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm
      It's very perceptive to talk about the fundamental rights,because we are a democracy and not a theocratic state. People in our finest ins ution are much concerned with article 19 (1)(A) , article 19(1)(b), article 19(1)(c), article 19(1)(d). But ain't concerned with there fundamental duties, Such as for example, "to uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India" "To sa uard public property and to abjure violence" "To abide by the cons ution and respect its ideals and ins utions, the national flag and the national anthem" The point I am trying to make is people can't be subjective when they talk about freedom of expression. Article 19(1)(a) , acc to the cons ution is also not an absolute right, and can be restricted on the grounds of security, sovereignty of India. Maintenace of public order, morality and decency.
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        Sunder
        May 31, 2017 at 2:10 pm
        Students who protest against RSS and Sangh Parivar, and demand academic and intellectual freedom along with freedom of expression are not anti-nationals. RSS/BJP Govt. is conducting itself as an occupying power in trying to suppress legitimate dissent.
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          Rohit Singh
          May 31, 2017 at 4:13 pm
          Mr sunder, all your points are well taken. In a democratic nation, each and every one has the voice of opinion. My concerns are regarding article 1, and article 2 and article 3 of the cons ution. No person, should go in violation of it.
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          aravind
          May 31, 2017 at 11:53 am
          No country in the world would allow anti-national slogans! it is too much! these lunatics should be expelled immediately - they are cutting the branch they are sitting on! fools - and danger to the society.
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