Tezpur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Predicts Naxal-Free India Within Three Years at 60th Raising Day

Tezpur: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Predicts Naxal-Free India Within Three Years at 60th Raising Day

Amit Shah lauds Sashastra Seema Bal's integration efforts, pledges eradication of Naxalism

TEZPUR: In a keynote address on the occasion of the 60th Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) celebrations in Tezpur, Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed his confidence that within the next three years under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership India will become free from the threat of Naxalism. Mr. Shah applauded the instrumental role played by SSB, along with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Border Security Force (BSF), in mitigating the impact of Naxal activities across the country.

Mr. Shah appreciated the important role played by the SSB along with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Border Security Force (BSF) in curtailing the impact of Naxal activities across the country. Acknowledging the unique contribution of SSB, Shah highlighted its potential to minutely bring together culture, history, landscape and language and create a strong bond between border communities and the rest of the country He also reviewed Naxal operations and praised SSB personnel for bravely fighting against Naxals in states like Chhattisgarh , Jharkhand and Bihar were present.

Apart from securing the borders of allies like Nepal and Bhutan, Shah highlighted the vital role of SSB in fighting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

Amit Shah has also stressed the dual responsibility of the army to guard the international borders and preserve the cultural heritage of the border areas in the country.

On the occasion of the 60th Raising Day, Union Home Minister Mr. Shah announced that the Government of India had released a commemorative stamp, symbolizing the enduring dedication of SSB personnel to their duties. Besides, Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah spoke about the Union government’s commitment to the welfare of all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) including the CRPF.

He stressed that 1.75 lakh recruits have been added to the Central Armed Police Forces in the last nine years. Shah also referred to the recent legal reforms aimed at speeding up the delivery of justice, indicating the government’s proactive stance in meeting the needs of the security forces.

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