MHA reviews internal security

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 1: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs today held a meeting to sensitize the States about the existing and emerging threats to internal security situation in the country.
The meeting was held to further streamline the institutional mechanisms for sharing information and to adequately meet the threats from terrorism.
“It was decided to strengthen the capacity building of the police officers in States through training programs, to be organized by Central intelligence and security agencies,’’ official sources said.
They added that some instances of radicalization of youth in some States including Jammu and Kashmir came up for discussions.
Jammu and Kashmir was represented in the meeting by Home Secretary RK Goyal. Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra couldn’t make it to the meeting due to preoccupation.
“Appropriate measures on counter radicalization including counseling of such youth and their families were also discussed,’’ sources said.
The meeting also looked at the modalities of analyzing the suspected social media platforms run by terrorists and criminal outfits.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary, L C Goyal and the representatives of Central intelligence and security agencies, Director Generals of Police (DGPs) and Home Secretaries of 12 States attended the meeting.


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