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PM asks police to combat terror, naxals with efficiency

Listing terrorism, naxalism, regionalism and communalism as four sources of strain in the country's law enforcement, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday asked the police force to deal with them with a great deal of efficiency, commitment and a sense of equity and fair play.

delhi Updated: Jan 05, 2010 19:59 IST

Listing terrorism, naxalism, regionalism and communalism as four sources of strain in the country's law enforcement, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday asked the police force to deal with them with a great deal of efficiency, commitment and a sense of equity and fair play.

"But we are also dealing with our own citizens. If some of them have gone astray, we must bring them to the path of rectitude. But we must never forget that we are dealing with our own people.

"Therefore, while enforcing law and order, I think we must also be endowed with a spirit of fair play and equity. These are some of the issues which I notice our people expect from our police forces," Singh said addressing IPS probationers at his residence here.

He said fundamentally the law and order situation in the country today was under strain and "all these four areas are of great concern and we have to ensure that they are not allowed to harm the unity and integrity of the country".

Singh said there was trouble in various parts of the country particularly in Central India and there were special problems in North Eastern states and Jammu and Kashmir. "All these areas require sustained attention if India is to retain a cohesive national identity", he said.