Monday, May 31, 2010

Stringent Strategy Against Naxalism Must Be Formulated By CCS

Internal security of India is passing through a bad phase. Whether it is cyber insecurity or violence by Naxalists, India need to take an immediate and stringent action as soon as possible.

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has a very important role to play for safeguarding national security of India. It has to keep in mind many factor while reaching at any decision. For instance, the national intelligence grid (Natgrid) project of India was put to hold temporarily due to absence of safeguards to protect civil liberties of Indians. Natgrid is still at hold as privacy protection safeguards have not yet been established by the project coordinators.

Similar projects like Aadhar/UID projects must also comply with privacy issues and data protection safeguards. The UIDAI is still an illegal and unconstitutional authority as there is no law backing its existence.

Meanwhile the CCS is likely to review the strategy for dealing with Naxals very soon. The meeting is very crucial as Naxals have really crossed their limits and it is high time to deal with them with an iron hand.

The CCS can form committees and sub committees for various issues of national importance where experts from different fields can provide their suggestions, opines Praveen Dalal. The internal security of India is presently under great stress due to terrorist activities and extremists acts. The home ministry of India must get a good support from not only other ministries but also from the CCS itself, recommends Dalal.

The menace of Naxalism cannot be effectively tackled unless the CCS and Home Ministry of India come up with good and effective strategy. Let us hope that the CCS would come up with effective strategies so that the Home Ministry is empowered to fight Naxalism and other issues.