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Will deal terrorism, separatism, anti-national activities firmly: Amit Shah

BRS welcomed Shah with 'Washing powder Nirma' posters in Hyderabad

Amit Shah/CISF event Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the 54th Raising Day Parade of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), in Hyderabad | PTI

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday attended the 54th CISF Rasing Day parade at Hyderabad. While speaking at the event, Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed the vision of a 5 trillion dollar economy for which the safeguarding of ports, airports is very important and CISF will safeguard them as they have been doing for the last 53 years.

Shah also added that PM Modi government's policy of zero-tolerance towards terrorism will continue.

Separatism, terrorism and anti-national activities in any part of the country will be dealt with firmly, he said. He also noted that NDA government has successfully tackled internal security challenges in the last nine years.

“Violence is coming down substantially in Kashmir, while insurgency in Northeast and Left Wing Extremism-affected areas has also reduced and the people's confidence is increasing,” said Shah.

The number of people involved in terror activities are declining and many are coming to the mainstream as well, he added.

He also said that the Home Ministry will strengthen the CISF with all technologies in the upcoming times to protect the ports, airports. “Naxalities and terrorists are under control due to CISF,” said Shah.

This is the first time CISF is holding the Raising Day celebrations outside the National capital, New Delhi.

The CISF was set up under the act of Parliament of India on March 10, 1969.

Shah had earlier said that CISF forms one of the pillars of India's internal security.

'Washing powder Nirma' twist

Ahead of Shah's visit, Telangans's ruling BRS welcomed Union Home Minister in Hyderabad by putting up a banner on the street of the iconic washing powder Nirma girl with a twist. The banner had morphed images of Nirma girl with faces of BJP leaders who joined the party from other parties.

It included faces of BJP leaders including Himanta Biswa Sharma, Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Narayan Rane.

The BRS attack on BJP comes in the wake of the ED questioning of K. Kavitha in alleged delhi excise policy case.

Kavitha was questioned by ED for almost 9 hours on Saturday and she is to appear again for questioning on March 16.


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