Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that during the last eight years of the Narendra Modi government, the security situation in the insurgency-hit areas of the Northeast and Jammu and Kashmir as well as the Naxal violence-affected states has improved.
Mr. Shah said this while addressing the top police and paramilitary commanders at the National Police Memorial in Chanakyapuri area of New Delhi on the occasion of National Police Memorial Day.
“In the Northeast, we have removed the special powers given to the armed forces (under AFSPA) and instead, given special powers to the youth there, resulting in over 70 percent reduction in violence in the area,” he said. said
The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is such that those who used to throw stones at security forces have now become “panchs” and “sarpanchs”, Shah added.
In states affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), the national anthem is sung in Eklavya schools while the national flag is hoisted on these buildings, he added.
Amit Shah said that India is on the path of development because of the sacrifices made by the police and paramilitary forces across the country.
Paying tribute to these jawans, he said that they played a major role during the Kovid-19 epidemic.
National Police Memorial Day is observed in memory of 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who were martyred on this day in the 1959 attack by Chinese forces in the Hot Spring area of Ladakh.