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Ram Temple: Lack of majority in Rajya Sabha puts BJP in a tight spot

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Citing lack of majority in the Rajya Sabha, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that it has become difficult for the BJP government to make law for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Last year, in the run up to the elections, BJP had put the construction of the temple in Ayodhya as one of the foremost promises in its election manifesto.

“BJP does not have a majority in Rajya Sabha, so this time it is not possible to bring motion in the Parliament to make law for the construction of Ram temple,” said the BJP leader in his interaction with PTI.

When asked if BJP will bring the motion for a Ram temple if it gets a majority in Rajya Sabha in the days to come, Singh said, “It is an imaginary question.”

The Union Home Minister was in attendance in the programme hosted by senior Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Nritya Gopal Das in Ayodhya on Sunday.

The ruling party has 45 members in the Upper House and it is unlikely that it will have the numbers during its current tenure. In the House of 243 members, Opposition has at least 132 MPs.

The BJP leader refused to answer questions related to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim saying, “I will speak some thing on Dawood in a day or two”.

This comes soon after the contradictory replies in Parliament on the whereabouts of Dawood Ibrahim, had cast the government into the spotlight.

Soon, however, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that the underworld don lives in Pakistan and  the Centre would continue to pursue the case very seriously.

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Cyber Crimes Pose a Challenge to Traditional Policing, Says Home Minister Rajnath Singh

The Home Minister also inaugurated a Delhi Police residential block comprising 56 flats. The Delhi Police built 312 dwelling units last year and another 969 units are under construction

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that cyber crimes pose a challenge to traditional policing and called upon police personnel to enhance their skills to tackle threats posed from the cyber world.

“If we have to build public trust in a digital world, then we will have to bear zero tolerance towards cyber crime,” he said after inaugurating the Cyber Prevention, Awareness and Detection Centre (CyPAD) of Delhi Police and the National Cyber Forensic Lab of the Home Ministry.

Home Minister said in this era of internet and computers, there exists an aspect of cyber crime whether it is cyber cheating or fraud, women harassment or terror recruitment which needs to be strongly addressed.

“Internet is a platform not only aiding the evolution of social media but also crucial to online banking, shopping and remotely operated systems in industry. We have to develop institutional mechanisms for undertaking timely assessment to challenges in cyber space and securing it for the common man,” he said.

He said the ministry has initiated several steps in the last more than four years to deal with cyber crimes including setting up of an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Phone Frauds.

“For effectively tackling challenges to cyber space, we need an institutional mechanism at the national level involving the private sector also and coordination at the national and international levels,” he said.

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The Home Ministry has set up an Expert Group for a detailed study and initiated creation of the Cyber Crime Coordination Centre which will deal with cyber forensics, cyber investigation, cyber research and innovation, threat analytics and cyber training.

Rajnath Singh said the setting up of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (i-4C) is a step towards its implementation.

He said the CyPAD will deal with crypto-currency frauds and international tech-supported frauds.

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All these steps are aimed at achieving the “minimum government, maximum governance” goal set under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said.

The Home Minister also inaugurated a Delhi Police residential block comprising 56 flats. The Delhi Police built 312 dwelling units last year and another 969 units are under construction. (IANS)