The Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday that over the last eight years of the Narendra Modi government, the security situation has improved in the insurgency-hit parts of the northeast and Jammu and Kashmir.
On National Police Commemoration Day, Shah addressed top police and paramilitary commanders at the National Police Memorial in Chanakyapuri.
In the northeast, we have removed the extraordinary powers granted to the armed forces (under the AFSPA) and instead given extraordinary powers to the youth, resulting in a decline of violence by more than 70 per cent in these areas.”
Shah noted that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has evolved to the point where those who used to hurl stones at security personnel are now “panches” and “sarpanches”.
According to him, the national anthem is sung in Eklavya schools in states affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE) and the national flag flutters on these structures.
According to Shah, India’s progress toward development is due to the sacrifices made by its police and paramilitary personnel.
In a tribute to this personnel, he said they played a major role during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On this day in 1959, 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in an ambush by Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Hot Spring region, thus commemorating National Police Commemoration Day.