Rajnath Singh calls states, UTs for internal security meeting

While the final agenda for the meeting is yet to be firmed up, officials said the overall “internal security scenario” and “issues concerning MHA” will be discussed, besides the sharp rise in “incidents of violence” in the name of cow vigilantism

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 14, 2017 1:10 am
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Amid rising incidents of violence in the name of cow vigilantism, communal flare-ups and radicalisation of youths, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will, for the first time, hold consultations with Home Ministers of states and Union Territories on July 3. Officials said it is likely that some Chief Ministers, who hold additional charge of the Home portfolio, will be present at the meeting.

While the final agenda for the meeting is yet to be firmed up, officials said the overall “internal security scenario” and “issues concerning MHA” will be discussed, besides the sharp rise in “incidents of violence” in the name of cow vigilantism. In August last year, the Home Ministry had issued an advisory to all states and Union Territories and asked them to take “strict action” against those taking the law into their own hands in the name of cow protection.

Officials pointed out that incidents of lynching and mob violence involving self-styled gau rakshaks have continued. On Sunday, cow vigilantes in Barmer, Rajasthan, assaulted officials of the Tamil Nadu government who were in a five-truck convoy transporting 50 cows and 30 calves purchased by the state’s animal husbandry department from Jaisalmer. Earlier, a 55-year-old dairy farmer, Pehlu Khan, succumbed to injuries after he was attacked by a mob near Alwar, Rajasthan, for transporting cows that he had legally purchased.

Home Ministry officials said a committee headed by an Additional Secretary will finalise the agenda to include ways to choke terror financing, check radicalisation among youths and inter-state coordination on issues related to security. Besides the hinterland, the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, cross-border terrorism, violence perpetrated by Maoists and other issues are likely to be discussed at the day-long meeting to be held at Vigyan Bhavan on July 3.

This will be the first such conference under the NDA government where all Home Ministers will discuss the security situation in the country. During UPA rule, the Home Ministry used to call a conference of Chief Ministers every year to discuss internal security. The spread of self-radicalised youths owing allegiance to the Islamic State is also likely to be taken up during the meeting.

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    rishi
    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:36 am
    Obsessively anti-modi elements here appear to be going needlessly berserk with such irrational and meaninglesss comments born out of their compulsive slavish political leaning to a colonial-legacy that an almost-fatally-wounded congress at best got exposed as . The fact is that that anti-modi comments on the Net are also rapidly declining indicating the growing widespread recognition of NDA's Progressive Governance with an honest and meaningful intent. Optimism is the word of the day everyone must embrace in their own interest.
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      Birendra
      Jun 14, 2017 at 5:52 am
      this man and his feku master are promoting this vigilantism by RSS,VHP,bajrangis
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        RS
        Jun 14, 2017 at 4:58 am
        Dear Mr. Rajnath Singh, instead of holding meaningless meetings and indulging in phony PR campaigns, please take stern action against these vigilantes. The only reason that they are engaging in criminality is because they believe (and it has been proven so) that so long as the BJP government is in the center, they can get away with kil-ling non Hindu livestock traders and transporters at will. Vigilante problem is a secondary problem, primary problem is that the center government has failed miserable to take action against these "Gai Rakshaks". Why can't there be a law that covers the entire country to protect people against these murderers? If the government can enact draconian laws like the TADA, then you can surely enact a law to protect citizens of India from these domestic terrorist groups masquerading as protectors of the cows.
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          rishi
          Jun 14, 2017 at 3:34 am
          A Strong And Unflinching Missionary Of NDA-Govt......a billion-plus well-wishers of the Nation admire , respect and love this Home Minister for the simplistic but purposeful way he commands and steers the Nation's most critical affairs co-ordinating with the PMO and other ministries in a fully transparent manner .....a straightforward man in governance as a matter of fact......we are fortunate all of BJP stalwarts both at the Centre and the States are endowed with such remarkable personal qualities of humility and honesty in public-life that make them outstanding administrators.
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            Curious onlooker
            Jun 14, 2017 at 7:36 am
            "A Strong And Unflinching Missionary Of NDA-Govt......a billion-plus well-wishers of the Nation admire , respect and love this Home Minister". Indeed. He says one thing and does something else or don't do anything at all to please his bosses so they could carry on with their pretension of good governance. A treacherous creature of the same ilk !
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            Murthy
            Jun 14, 2017 at 3:07 am
            State terrorist Rajnath Singh who is involved in the massacre of 20 Tamils in Andra Pradesh calls for a security meeting of states to plan for future massacres.
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