Separatism, terrorism, anti-national activities will be dealt with firmly: Amit Shah

The Union home minister was speaking at the 54th Raising Day Parade of the Central Industrial Security Force on the NISA campus in Hyderabad.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 12, 2023 | 2:31 PM Updated Mar 12, 2023 | 2:33 PM

Amit Shah Hyderabad

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Central government’s zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism would continue in the times to come, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Hyderabad on Sunday, 12 March.

“Separatism, terrorism, and anti-national activities in any part of the country will be dealt with firmly,” he said while speaking at the 54th Raising Day Parade of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Stating that the NDA government had successfully tackled internal security challenges in the last nine years, Shah affirmed that violence was coming down substantially in Kashmir, while insurgency in the Northeast and Left Wing Extremism-affected areas had also reduced and the people’s confidence is increasing.

He said the number of people involved in terror activities was declining and many were laying down arms and joining the mainstream.

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‘Terror activities declining’

The CISF, which started with over 3,000 personnel, was now having over 1.70 lakh personnel.

The CISF personnel were providing security to over 50 lakh passengers across the country.

He advised the CISF to strengthen itself by using drone technology effectively, and praised the central forces for curbing terrorist activities in the country

For the first time, the CISF was holding its annual Raising Day celebrations outside Delhi’s national capital region (NCR) — at the CISF National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) at Hakimpet in Hyderabad.

“During the last 53 years, the CISF has grown manifold in its credibility and capability. Today, with a strength of more than 1.7 lakh personnel, the CISF provides security cover to 354 vital installations of the country including 66 airports, seaports, nuclear and space installations, Delhi Metro, steel and power plants, etc,” Shah said.

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Also providing fire services

The Special Security Group (SSG) of the CISF provides security to 147 various categories of protectees. The CISF is also providing fire service cover to 111 units.

From January 2022 to February 2023, the CISF inducted four new units, including two fire wing inductions.

The CISF fire service was an integral part of the force. It was the largest professional, well-trained and equipped fire-fighting force in the country providing fire protection and fire-fighting cover to 111 installations.

The Fire Service Training Institute (FSTI) of CISF is located on the campus of NISA at Hyderabad.

The Fire Service attended 2,567 fire calls and secured property worth ₹137.88 crore from April 2022 to January 2023, saving 18 precious lives.