Ahmedabad: This weekend the Country top cops will be busy to find the answer of this question that “ Does the growing radicalization in India originate from religion or genuine grievances?
At a director general of the police-level conference, the topic is under discussion on a person religiosity, which is one of the most contentious. The event was organized by the Intelligence Bureau at Kevadiya in Gujrat Narmada district. This annual event was held at Tent City near the Statue of unity and will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval – among others.
While interacting to the reporters a senior officer revealed “ Grievances are based more on perceived notions than real issues. Various instances have shown that if these grievances are not addressed on time, they assume religious tones and cause law and order issues”
He further added “ Officers are going to be briefed on how to tackled fake news” As per the officer, the role the social media in instigating misguided youth is another point of discussion likely to be addressed at the conference”
At an event, the radicalization of 108 youngsters by ISIS recruiters will also take up. Another officer said “Even though the percentage is very low, this is an area of concern for the government”
Matters like to be discussed at the conference are the steps initiated by the Ministry of Home Affairs to counter radicalization in all theatres, from areas affected by left-wing extremism to those in the hinterlands. The Centre efforts to promote democracy in Kashmir by holding panchayat and urban body polls will be taken up.
Further at the event, the decline of left-wing extremism will also come up discussion. The Union Home Ministry claims that they have been able to reduce the number of districts to under 86 over the last few years. To bring peace to the region, the officers will also talk on the need to speed up agreements with terrorist group in the Northeast. While the Centre has suspended operations against at least 20 such groups in the region, they are yet to reach an agreement with those like the Nattional Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) and the Bodo Liberation front.
The Union Minister claimed that the security scenario in the Northwest region has witnessed steady improvement in recent years.
The Union Minister further added “All parametres of violence have improved in 2018 in comparison to the corresponding period of 2017. There is a 17% decline in the total number of such incidents and a 38% reduction in civilian casualities”
Mr. Singh reproduce the government statistics to show how violence in Maoist-hit areas has abated in the last eight years.