Women police officers can play vital role in preventing Kashmiri youth from taking 'wrong path', says Modi

The prime minister added that the women police officers 'can effectively work in educating the mothers' and preventing children from resorting to violence

Press Trust of India September 04, 2020 21:38:14 IST
Women police officers can play vital role in preventing Kashmiri youth from taking 'wrong path', says Modi

Hyderabad: Women police personnel can engage with mothers of children in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent the youngsters from taking the "wrong path", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, while praising the people of the Union territory, which is hit by the menace of terrorism.

Addressing the 2018 batch of IPS probationers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad through video conferencing, he also cautioned them against "wrongdoings" and added they will be exposed to the latest technologies, which are also useful in better policing.

Responding to a woman probationer, Modi praised the people of Kashmir, saying they are "lovely" people and have the special ability to learn new things.

"I am very connected to these people. They treat you with so much love... All of us together, we have to work towards stopping the children from taking a wrong direction.

"And this can be done by our women police officers efficiently. Our women force can effectively work in educating the mothers and bringing back those children. I am confident if you do that, in the initial stage itself we can prevent our children from getting into the wrong path," Modi said.

He was apparently referring to youngsters being radicalised and made to join terror groups in Jammu and Kashmir.

The prime minister also stressed on constabulary intelligence for effective policing.

"Nowadays, technology plays an important role in crime detection, be it CCTV footage, mobile tracking...it helps you in a big way. But, the same technology is also responsible for suspension of police personnel," Modi warned.

The way technology is helpful it is also becoming a cause of difficulty, and police are subjected to it more, he added.

He further said the police officials need to train people to see how technology can be used to its maximum and in a positive way. Big data, artificial intelligence and social media were the new age technologies which can be used as weapons for better policing.

Stressing the importance of training, Modi pointed to the "Mission Karmyogi" scheme approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday.

"Training plays a very important role. In our country, for a government employee training is considered a punishment... An impression has been created that any useless official would be assigned the work of training," he said.

The Cabinet approved Mission Karmyogi as the government wanted to "give a lot of importance to training activity".

"There is a need to take it forward," he said.

Dubbed as the biggest bureaucratic reform initiative, the scheme was aimed at capacity building to make government employees more "creative, proactive, professional and technology-enabled".

The prime minister said the "humane" side of the police force in the country came to fore during the coronavirus pandemic and the security personneldid a commendable job.

"During coronavirus times, police used to sing songs to create awareness, used to feed the poor and take patients. These scenes were witnessed by people... During the coronavirus , humanity worked throughKhaki uniform," he said.

Replying to one of the cadets from Tamil Nadu on managing stress among police personnel, Modi said farmers also face stress if there was unwanted variation in rainfall.

He also noted that yoga and pranayama were great ways to beat the stress.

Police stations should be kept clean and neat and also made centres of social trust, Modi said.

Asking police personnel to always respect the power of society, he said officers should leverage the inherent strength of the society for achieving citizen friendly objectives.

As many as 131 probationers, including 28 women, of the Indian Police Service of 2018 batch successfully completed their training in the academy.

Kiran Shruti DV, the best all-round probationer of the batch, led the parade.

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