Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the security situation in northeastern states, Jammu and Kashmir and Naxal-hit areas has improved in the last 8 years.
“There’s a positive change in the internal security of the nation. Earlier, there were big incidents in the northeast, Kashmir and left-wing extremism-affected areas. Earlier, armed forces were given special power, now youth is given special powers for their progress,” he said.
Shah was speaking after paying tributes to police personnel, who lost their lives in the line of duty, at the National Police Memorial on the occasion of ‘Police Commemoration Day.
Addressing the gathering, Shah said those who used to throw stones at security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir have now become sarpanches.
“Youth earlier involved in throwing stones are now involved in various developmental projects introduced by the government. Under PM Modi’s vision, several measures have been undertaken to strengthen the internal security of the country,” he said.
He said that the government wants to assure everyone that the sacrifice of police personnel will not go in vain, adding that the country’s security will be ensured at any cost.
“India will march ahead towards its goal of all-round development after ensuring internal security, foolproof security at borders,” Shah said.