'Law to take its own course in Afzal case'

'Law to take its own course in Afzal case'

Replying to questions posed by presspersons, Singh said: “There is a law of the land, legal processes of the country. I think they should be allowed to have their course.”

Singh also termed terrorism as a major national security issue and naxalism as the biggest internal security challenge the country faced.  “Terrorism has no religion. It is being sponsored by particular religious elements and has to be dealt with effectively and purposefully. The government is determined to squarely tackle the threat of terrorism and ideological extremism of various kinds,” he said.The government was making efforts to bring systemic changes in the national security system, Singh said.

Referring to Naxalism, he said the government had not underestimated the problem. “I have spoken to states many times on the issue. The chief ministers understand that it is imperative to control Naxalism for the country’s growth,” he said.

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