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New Delhi: Underscoring the need for sensitivity in policing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that police should establish links with local communities to curb the growing menace of radicalization of Indian youths by terror outfits including ISIS.

Addressing the concluding session of the three-day DGPs conference in Rann of Kutch, Modi called for setting up a flexible instructional framework which would facilitate the police to remain connected with the local communities.

Sensitivity should be a vital element of policing and a flexible institutional framework should be built, which can help imbibe sensitivity towards citizens in the police force,” Modi said.

Emphasizing the need to take local communities into confidence, Modi further asked the police officers to make use of modern technology for policing and curbing crimes.

It might be mentioned that the Police in various Indian states including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi have involved families and community elders to deradicalise a few youths. Allegedly, the Middle-East terror body ISIS had tried to radicalize Indian youths.

The Prime Minister further asked the police to work jointly and interact with police from other states.

Calling upon the law and order forces to make effective use of digital technology and social media, Narendra Modi asked everyone to remain vigilant against the growing threat of cyber crimes.

Lauding the three-day conference, Narendra Modi said, organizing the conference testified the dedication and competence of the police force.

He called for a clear roadmap to implement the recommendations that emerged from the conference.

Modi’s address touched on a wide range of topics including tourism policing, disaster management and police training.

The three-day conference organized by the Intelligence Bureau was attended by luminaries including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Ministers of State for Home. (Inputs from agencies)



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A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.

According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.

Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.

The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".

But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.

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