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Police should adopt humane approach: Modi

With the nation facing threat from Naxalism and terrorism, the burden of the men in uniform has increased, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.

Updated: Nov 24, 2011, 00:18 AM IST

Ahmedabad: With the nation facing threat from
Naxalism and terrorism, the burden of the men in uniform has
increased but they should use a humane approach to deal with
people, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.

"The nation virtually is seized with internal security
problems such as terrorism and Naxalism. The pattern of crime
too has undergone a sea change with the application of
technology," he said.
Modi was speaking at the passing out parade of police
sub-inspectors at Gujarat Police Academy in Karai, where 530
PSI`s, including 68 women, were inducted into the Gujarat
police force.

"You are being inducted at a time when the nation is
facing challenges from terrorism and Naxalism. More jawans
have been killed by the bullet of terrorists in India than in
any war the country has fought," Modi said.

"Naxalism has been halting the progress of the nation,"
he said.

"In such an environment it is important that you should
hold your nerves and deal with the situation without fear," he
said.

The responsibility of men in uniform has increased
manifold with round-the-clock duty, stress, strain, and risk
to life, but they should use a humane approach to deal with
people, Modi said.
The Chief Minister announced that the state Home
Department would develop a 100-hour module in collaboration
with the Rakshashakti University, where each trained police
officer would serve as a mentor for his junior colleagues and
constables for 18 months.

He inaugurated a sports complex and a swimming pool for
the trainees at the Police Academy.

PTI