In view of serious concerns about women security, the Centre on Monday said it was trying to ensure deployment of police women in all police stations across the country rather than having all-women police stations.
“Our police stations should be women-oriented and more women should be in security forces, paramilitary forces and in police. We are for deployment of police women in all police stations rather than having all-women police stations,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said at an event organised by the ASSOCHAM here.
Rijiju said people’s participation and cooperation is necessary for safety of citizens.
“During 26/11 we felt Mumbai was vulnerable. During 9/11, the US felt vulnerable. Our citizens must rise like we saw in the US,” he said.
He stressed the need for Central government taking the lead in collaborating with all concerned stakeholders including the industry, state governments, private security agencies and others to bolster the homeland security scenario in the country.
Rijiju said the Central government is not fully satisfied with modernisation process of police forces and having consultation with state governments on how to improve it.
Referring to the Naxal violence in Chhattisgarh, the Minister said security forces need to be more vigilant and alert as there is a need to deal with Maoists with ‘enhanced capability’.
“We are very concerned with the casualties being faced by our security forces and we need to deal with the situation with much more enhanced capability, we need to be more vigilant and alert,” he said.
Rijiju said Maoists are shifting their tactics and going much more intense in recent few months, therefore, the security forces have to understand that issue and respond to it appropriately.