Need for integrated approach to tackle insurgency: Nagaland Governor urges police chiefs

Dimapur (Nagaland), Sep 5:  Nagaland Governor, R.N.Ravi on Thursday underscored on the need for an integrated approach, with the rise of militant insurgency in the North East.

Addressing police chiefs of northeastern states and heads of central police organizations at Nagaland Police Complex under the theme, “Changing paradigm of challenges and Police preparedness”, the Governor also urged police chiefs of northeastern states and heads of central police organisations to launch sustained drives in their respective states against illicit fire arms.

Pointing out that security cannot be fragmented between the States, Ravi emphasized on the “need for an integrated approach, with the rise of militant insurgency in the North East.”

Observing that there has been a remarkable improvement in security situation of the Region, the Governor acknowledged the relentless good works of the Police, central armed police forces and security agencies.

He mentioned that the policing thrust now has to shift in day -to-day professional policing which he felt was grossly neglected during the long counter insurgency period.

“The dividends of peace must reach to the common man and addressing their security concerns should be our priority,” Ravi maintained.

Lamenting the not so satisfactory basic policing performance parameters of the region, the Governor said that prevention and detection of crimes, scientific investigation of the cases and successful prosecution of criminals needs to be accorded priority by the police.

“Performance evaluation of police stations and district police should be based on these parameters,” Ravi maintained and urged upon the police Chiefs to give special attention to it.

Terming the institution of Police chiefs as a powerful forum for creating a congenital atmosphere, Ravi said that pertinent issues are being discussed on the sidelines during such conference.

He was optimistic that the two days conclave of the Police Chiefs, Chief of Central Forces and the Intelligence Agencies would further strengthen the security cooperation amongst them and also generate good workable policy inputs to help make North East region a paradise of peace and prosperity.

Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Patton, observed secure and peaceful environment as pre- requisite for sustained development and added that the role of Police and security agencies towards the endeavor has become manifold.

Patton highlighted on the security concerns of unprecedented influx of illegal immigrants, porous international boundary of NE, drug trafficking, rapid increase in the use of information and communication technology system, emerging challenges of cybercrime criminals and observed that all these has interstate ramifications for the whole of the northeast.

He said that it was crucial for the stake holders for ensuring that such conferences are held to deliberate on issues of security and to formulate strategies to effectively deal with the challenges.

Patton opined that the conference would be fruitful in making North East a more safer and peaceful region. He further encouraged the participating delegates to unceasingly pursue towards the cause.