Union Home Secretary Rajeev Mehrishi Wednesday reviewed security along International Border (IB) and said lynching incident in Dadri, UP was a law and order problem and any attempt to harm secular fabric in the country won’t be tolerated.
He arrived here today on a two-day visit to the State.
Mehrishi visited the IB in RS Pura sector and reviewed the security scenario at the border during his meeting with top BSF, police and intelligence officials.
During interaction with the journalists, Mehrishi said after talks at DGMO-level between BSF and Pakistan Rangers, the situation at the IB has improved and will improve further.
He said IB has witnessed peace from a month now. “We hope Pakistan will use its wisdom to keep peace in future as well”.
When asked about purpose of his visit, Mehrishi said he had come to meet the brave people, who are guarding the borders.
Accompanied by DG BSF D K Pathak and other senior officials, the Union Home Secretary visited the forward Border Out Post (BOP) in RS Pura i.e. Abdullian and Tube Well Number 5, where he interacted with the border guards and also inspected the fencing along the IB.
During his visit, around 40 farmers of Chandu Chak village along the International Border (IB) interacted with him and apprised him about their problems.
The farmers alleged that they were promised construction of concrete bunkers in the villages along the IB but it was not done.
They also demanded adequate compensation for the people killed or injured in Pakistani troops shelling or firing across the IB.
The farmers also alleged that no compensation was paid to them for the land, which is ahead of border fencing. “ Besides, the five marla plots, which were promised to us in safer places, have not been allotted to us so far”.
Mehrishi assured them that though it was a state subject matter but he would also raise this issue before the State Government.
On lynching of a Muslim man by a mob in Dadri, UP, the union home secretary said India would not tolerate any attempt to harm secular fabric.
Terming the lynching incident as law and order problem which is state
subject, Mehrishi said, “Union Government will not tolerate and it has asked for zero tolerance towards the incidents harming secular fabric in the country”.
“Union government has already issued an advisory which has been widely circulated,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mehrishi accompanied by Secretary Internal Security Ashok Prasad called on Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan, here today and held discussions on a wide range of issues relating to Internal Security management.
During their hour-long meeting, Governor and Mehrishi also discussed issues concerning border management and the current status of post 2014 flood restoration of roads and essential infrastructure.