Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday cautioned the security establishment about “divisive elements” exploiting caste fault lines for short term gains and pitched for isolating them at the grass-roots level.
He urged the police force to be vigilant in countering the “dark forces of radicalisation, and to engender trust among all communities across the nation”, a statement from his office said. Addressing the annual DGP, IGP conference at Krvadiya in Gujarat, the PM said “caste fault lines are being exploited by divisive elements for short term gains”.
Addressing the valedictory event, Modi said police personnel work hard in adverse circumstances. Yet, he added, they often do not receive the recognition they deserve. He called upon senior officers to work towards greater recognition of police personnel who work for the benefit of the people.
PM Modi cautions security establishment about “divisive elements” exploiting the caste fault lines for short term gains and pitched for isolating them at grass-root level.
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He urged the police force to continue working for the unity and the integrity of India. “Let us strengthen forces that promote unity and isolate divisive forces at the grass-roots level,” the statement said quoting Modi.
He said that social media can be used effectively for this purpose.
The prime minister emphasised on the need for capacity-building in police force on the subject of cyber security.
Modi also presented the President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service to Intelligence Bureau officers. He congratulated and appreciated the medal winning officers of IB for their dedication and commitment to service.
He launched the portal of the Cyber Coordination Centre. This is envisaged as an umbrella platform that will help law enforcement agencies coordinate their efforts to solve all cyber crimes and incidents.