Fake currency notes oxygen for terrorism: Rajnath

Doklam Standoff Doklam Sikkim India China relations Rajnath Singh Doklam India Powerful Rajnath Singh India Powerful nation Rajnath Singh Doklam issue India News Indian Express News

Inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi, he said no civilised country can accept the growth of terrorism on its soil. Referring to the ongoing probe by the NIA on funding to militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh said the action has put hurdle in the flow of funds to the militants and their morale was hit badly.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that he has ordered Indian soldiers not to fire at their Pakistani counterparts first, however, give them a fitting reply by "firing countless bullets" if Pakistan opened fire.

Stating that terrorism, including Naxalite activities, has became one of biggest challenges that the country has been facing, the Home Minister added, "Prime Minister Naranedra Modi has emerged as a strong voice against terrorism at the global level".

The Modi government has constituted a committee for sub-categorisation of various castes in the OBC list to ensure justice to all small and marginalised castes, Singh said. In 95 per cent of its cases, the accused get conviction, he said.

In his address at the function, director general of the NIA Sharad Kumar said since the inception of the organisation in 2009, a total 166 cases have been assigned to the NIA for investigation. In order to celebrate Vishwakarma Jayanthi across the country, Rajnath Singh said he will take up the demand for setting up the Vishwakarma Community Development Corporation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing the worldwide community on board on the issue of terrorism.

Lauding the role of the NIA, he said the agency had established its credibility and impartiality in the last eight years through professional and scientific investigation. Of these, 63 related to jihadi terror, 25 to terror acts by Northeast militants, 41 were cases of terror funding and counterfeit currency, 13 related to Naxal violence and the remaining 24 linked to miscellaneous terrorist acts or criminal gangs.

Related news: