Monday, January 26, 2009

Naxalites challenge to Jharkhand security: Governor

Published: January 26,2009

Ranchi , Jan 26 Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibtey Razi today said Naxalite extremism was a challenge to the state&aposs security and a multi-pronged strategy has been drawn to deal with the menace.

"The Left-wing extremism is the main challenge for the state&aposs internal security. And under a multi-pronged strategy to face the challenge, security has been strengthened with modern weapons and other resources," Razi said.

Stating that several steps have been taken to strengthen the state police force, Governor said," Three companies of forces have been set up under India Reserve Battalion. Two more companies of forces comprising retired Army personnel and creation of Special Task Force would be raised to deal with the Naxalites."

"My efforts will be to take police reform till the police station level and instill among people a sense of security and consider the police as a friend," Razi said in his Republic day speech here.

Besides, the governor said proper infrastructure and employment opportunities were being made available in the rural areas of Jharkhand, which is now under President&aposs rule.

"The first condition for development is peace. Therefore, we have to take a pledge to keep the state and the nation peaceful at any cost," Governor said, adding that only a peaceful environment could help progress reaching to every individual of the society.

Source: PTI

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