Centre will ensure security of minorities, says Rajnath

Centre will ensure security of minorities, says Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured Delhiites that the central government and Delhi Police will ensure security of minorities and their religious institutions.

The central government had recently constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and on Monday, Singh told Delhi Police to focus on providing security to people from the northeast in such a way that they don’t feel alienated in the capital.

Singh also asked Delhi Police to work in close cooperation with the new state government led by Arvind Kejriwal. He said that the development of states is imperative to the development of the nation.

“Police should be sensitive to the right to livelihood of street vendors, rickshaw-pullers and small traders and strive to win their blessings,” he said while addressing the 68th Raising Day function of Delhi Police.

Highlighting women’s safety as another major concern, Singh said that the Centre has asked all state governments to constitute investigative units on crimes against women, which will investigate crimes like rape.

Lauding Delhi Police for their innovative technological solutions like Himmat, he said that it is an effective IT application to give security to women.

Singh said Delhi Police should take lead to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of SMART Police (Sensitive, Modern, Alert, Reliable and Techno-savvy).

“I am aware of the challenges that Delhi Police are facing, and providing security to a diverse city as Delhi is an extremely difficult task. In spite of all these challenges, Delhi Police’s performance has been excellent,” Singh added.

Bassi had invited Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and state ministers to the function, but nobody attended. “One should not read too much into the issue. You have to see the tradition. Earlier too, the Cabinet did not attend this function,” Bassi said.

The Police Commissioner said the force feels the pain when people from the northeast approach them. “I would like to say that if anybody practises discrimination against them, strict action will be taken,” he said.

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