Ready to jam communication in Naxal areas: Raja

Union Communication and IT Minister A Raja on Saturday said his Ministry will follow "any instruction" from Home Ministry on security aspects, including jamming of communication systems, in Naxal-infested areas.

Udhagamandalam: Union Communication and IT Minister A Raja on Saturday said his Ministry will follow "any instruction" from Home Ministry on security aspects, including
jamming of communication systems, in Naxal-infested areas.

Since the country`s security is of prime importance, the MINISTRY is ready to jam the communications, Raja told reporters here, adding, his ministry would follow the
instructions of the Union Home ministry in this regard.

He was replying to whether his ministry would adopt the strategy of interrupting the communication services in the border areas, like in Jammu and Kashmir, since extremists are increasingly using mobile phones for communication.
PTI