Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that even as maintaining law and order is the responsibility of states but it is linked to the unity and integrity of the country. He said, “Amid various challenges, strengthening the country’s unity during festivals is a reflection of your preparations. Law and order is states’ responsibility but these are linked to the unity and integrity of the nation too.”
The Prime Minister said, “This Chintan Shivir of HMs in Surajkund is an excellent example of cooperative federalism. States can learn from each other, take inspiration from each other & work together for betterment of the country – this is sentiment of the Constitution & our duty towards our citizens.”
“The next 25 years will be for the creation of an ‘amrit peedhi’. This ‘amrit peedhi’ will be created by imbibing the resolutions of ‘Panch Pran’ – creation of a developed India, freedom from all colonial mindset, pride in heritage, unity & most importantly, citizen duty,” he added.
He also said that law and order responsibilities are not restricted to state any longer. “Crime is turning interstate & int’l. With technology, criminals now have power to commit crimes in states. Criminals beyond border are misusing tech. Coordination b/w agencies of all states & b/w central & state agencies essential,” he said.
Elaborating on the benefits of 5G in tackling crime, the Prime Minister said, “We entered 5G era. 5G has several benefits&awareness is also needed for the same. With 5G,there’ll be manifold improvement in facial recognition technology, automatic number plate recognition technology, drone & CCTV technology…We’ll have to be 10 steps ahead of crime world.” He was addressing the two-day Chintan Shivir of home ministers of states via video conferencing. The event is being held at Surajkund, Haryana.
Home Secretaries and Director Generals of Police (DGPs) of the States and Director Generals of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Central Police Organisations (CPOs) will attend the Chintan Shivir.According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) statement, the Chintan Shivir of Home Ministers is an endeavour to provide a national perspective to policy formulation on internal security-related matters.
The Shivir deliberated on issues like modernisation of police forces, cybercrime management, increased use of IT in the criminal justice system, land border management, coastal security, women safety, drug trafficking, among others, added the statement. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday addressed the ‘Chintan Shivir’ at Surajkund in Haryana.
“Taking inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this Chintan Shivir is being organized which will provide a common platform to face challenges before the Nation such as cyber-crime, the spread of narcotics and cross-border terrorism in unison,” Amit Shah said.