Rajth stresses on security for NE people in Delhi

NEW DELHI, February 16: Home Minister Rajth Singh on Monday said the people belonging to the north-eastern region of the country and living in Delhi should be provided full security.

Speaking at Delhi Police’ 68th raising day function here, the minister said, “The people of the north-eastern region living in the city and elsewhere in the country should be provided security."

“The people from the north-eastern region should not feel alieted in the tiol capital,” he added.

He made these comments while addressing a function organised here to mark the 68th raising day of Delhi Police.

“Women’s safety is a major issue,” Singh said, adding that modern technology should be utilised to eble quick response to those in danger.

All mobile phones, irrespective of their make, should be provided with a special button that could send message to police, thereby help could reach the distressed within minutes, he said.

Work in this direction is already on and soon all mobile phones would have this facility, the minister said mentioning ‘Himmat’, a mobile phone-based application for safety of women in Delhi.

He said it was a step in the right direction and Delhi Police should come out with more technological solutions for modern-day problems and issues.

Singh had launched Delhi Police’s mobile phone app Himmat on January 1.

Touching upon issues relating to minorities, he said security should be provided to all religious places.

He was careful not to mention the attacks on Christian institutions in the city.

The minister, however, mentioned the 1984 Delhi riots against the Sikhs and said the Centre had already constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the riots.

“I am confident that now justice would be served to those affected by the riots,” he said.

In the past two months, six Christian institutions were vandalised in Delhi. This led to protests with community leaders urging the government to look after them.

He also asked the police to be “considerate to the poor” and “tough on crimils”.

“Delhi being the tiol capital has people from all corners of the country. There are poor people earning their livelihood working on road-side stalls... you should be considerate to them but you should be tough on the crimils and others who create problems here,” he said.

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